JAMMU, JULY 26- Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh today honoured meritorious students of 10th and 12th standard who got positions in recent held examinations of X and XII at a "Medhavi Chhatar Samman" function. The function was organized by Hindi Daily Amar Ujala in collaboration with CLCC here.
Hindi Daily Amar Ujala and CLCC also felicitated the position holder students of 10th and 12th standard for their stupendous academic performance.
Speaker Legislative Assembly Kavinder Gupta, Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar, Minister for Social Welfare, Forest, Ecology and Environment Bali Bhagat, Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control Sukhnandan Choudhary, Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Parkash, Member Parliament Jugal Kishore and Minister of State for Education, Information and Culture Priya Sethi with other senior functionaries of civil and police administration graced the occasion with their presence.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Nirmal Singh congratulated the students and asserted that study should be qualitative not quantitative and for this students should be mentally & physically fit. He emphasized upon the importance of taking admission in a good college which will facilitate timely completion of studies.
He also appealed other average students to get inspiration from these meritorious students. He said that the coalition government is making every effort to improve the education scenario in the State adding that various centrally and state sponsored schemes have been launched to achieve improvement in this regard.
Dr. Nirmal Singh said that besides studying hard students should aspire to become responsible citizens imbued with good moral character. He said that if they start now to become quality persons by adopting moral, social and divine outlook they would be able to achieve all their goals and would succeed in doing good not only to themselves and their families but to the society as a whole.
Speaker Legislative Assembly and other Ministers congratulated the meritorious students and said that these students have achieved such high ranks with their efforts and dedication and others should also follow them. They also appreciated their parents and their teachers for providing their full cooperation to the students.
Medals were given to all the students who gave outstanding performance in Class X & XII Board Exams.
Welcome address was given by Senior Executive Editor Uday Kumar while Vote of thanks was presented by Mr. Anil.