Srinagar: Governor N N Vohra on Tuesday emphasized need that there was urgent need for taking all required measures to ensure that every child goes to school and every drop-out case is suitably addressed for achieving the goal of hundred percent literacy within the shortest possible time frame. Addressing the School’s Annual Day function after inaugurating a newly established Computer Lab at the Devki Arya Putri Pathshala Girls High School at Hazuri Bagh here today, he expressed sincere hope that given the pace of development in the State this objective would be realized in the near future. The Governor referred to the Right to Education and observed that the education of children is of the highest importance, particularly of the girl child, for achieving sustained growth and development. He said that significant progress having been achieved in various spheres there is now very urgent need for one and all to join hands for ensuring that every child receives education. Referring to the Devki Arya Putri Pathshala Girls High School, which has been, since 1910, providing education to girls, particularly those from the less-privileged segments, the Governor impressed upon the teachers and students of this institution to work hard and ensure that the pass percentage of students in the Board examinations goes upto 100% with maximum number of students securing first divisions. He reiterated his firm view that the boys and girls of J&K are highly talented and given an encouraging environment and necessary opportunities they would compete successfully with their counterparts elsewhere in the country.Referring to the various deficiencies faced by the School, as brought out by the Principal, which include demand for allotment of land for the growth of this institution, the Governor observed that this matter would be duly taken up with the Divisional Commissioner. Regarding support for the installation of power back up system in the newly established Computer Lab of the School, for which 10 Computers had been gifted by the Governor, he said that ways and means would be found to also meet this requirement, to facilitate computer education of children. He wished the management, teachers, staff and students a bright future ahead.(KNS)


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