By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 21 Dec: Governor Lt-General Gurmit Singh (Retd) attended the closing ceremony of the International Conference of Principals and Teachers organised by Principals’ Progressive Schools’ Association (PPSA) at Pestle Weed College, here, today, as the Chief Guest.
On this occasion, he felicitated educationists who have made commendable contribution in the field of education. The Governor said that society has high expectations of schools, which the schools have to live up to. The schools will play a very important role in realising the dreams of New India. It is their duty to provide quality education to the children and try to prepare them for leadership.
Appreciating the event organised by the association, the Governor said that such events are very important for the quality of education and for bringing positive changes in it. He said that the positive suggestions received through this two-day conference should be properly implemented. He said that progressive people have changed the world and created a developed society. Associations are bringing a revolution in the field of education on the strength of progressive thinking.
He told the educationists present that it is their responsibility to take India’s education system to the world level. “Take your thinking, idea and perception to a level where people across the world are inspired to send their children to Indian schools,” he added. A teacher is the one who has the power to change the world.
He asserted that India’s education system has always been progressive. The students and teachers have always been of a high standard. India’s values of life are fully capable of finding solutions to the innumerable problems of the world. Efforts should be made to make the schools world class on the strength of those values.
The Governor reminded that teachers would play an important role in building the 21st century. Welcoming educationists from different states to Uttarakhand, he appreciated their contribution to the education system.
PPSA President Dr Prem Kashyap, Vice President DS Mann, Major General Shammi Sabarwal (Retd) and principals and teachers of various schools were present on the occasion.