Badal Urges Religious Organizations To Set Up Institutions


Nanaksar Kaleran August 29:

Punjab Chief Minister S. Parkash Singh Badal has called upon the religious Saints and organizations to come forward to set up quality educational institutions to ensure improve the quality of education in the rural areas of the state, so that the youth could be properly educated and diverted towards the nation building.

S. Badal was addressing a largely attended religious congregation organized to observe 64th annual death anniversary (Barsi) of Sant Baba Nand Singh at Nanaksar Kaleran, here today. Expressing his serious concern over the deterioration in the standard of education in the rural areas He said that a large number of youth were being deprived of the opportunity of quality education to compete with the youth educated from the urban public schools.

He said that in the absence of congenial environment for quality education, the youth in large numbers was falling in the trap of drugs and intoxicants, which ultimately ruin their lives. Chief Minister said that Saints/Heads of the religious organizations (Sampradas) in the rural areas were commanding substantial influence and respect in the hearts of the people and they listen to the advise of the Saints with full respect.

Referring to the plan of the Govt. to improve the standard of education, Mr. Badal said that top priority was being accorded to ensure free education to the intelligent poor students. Under this program the government has planned to set up one Adarsh School with the latest teaching equipments and other facilities in each constituency of the state. Apart from this, he said that three Senior Secondary Schools in each constituency were also being updated with latest techniques and vocation to impart vocational training to the rural students to enable them to get jobs in the industry and start own ventures.

Paying his rich tributes to late Sant Baba Nand Singh Nanaksarwale, S. Badal said that he was great Saint, who through out his life had preached Gurbani and motivated a large umbers of Sikhs to get baptized and to serve the humanity.

Among others who were present on this occasion including Mrs. Surinder Kaur Badal, S. Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal Ex-Minister, Mr. Ishwar Singh DIG, Mr. Sumer Singh Gurjar DC, Mr. Gurpreetr Singh bhullar SSP, Mr. Gurdeep Singh Bhaini MLA, S. Bhag Singh Malha Ex-MLA, Sant Baba Lakha Singh, Sant Baba Harbhajan Singh, Sant Baba Gurcharan Singh and Sant Baba Ghala Singh, Mr. Harsurinder Singh Gill, Mr. Satpal Singh (both Member SGPC), S. Gurcharan Singh President Sikh Students Federation and S. Gurcharan Singh Galib Ex-MP.

Source : Punjab Mail Online


ਨਾਮ ਤੇਰੇ ਕੀ ਜੋਤਿ ਲਗਾਈ (Previously namjap)
Quotes from various sources:

The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.

Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction.

Creativity is a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.

Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men.

The aim of education is the knowledge not of fact, but of values.