SRINAGAR: Appreciating the role of Delhi Public School in promotion of education, the Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar today said that it has played the role of a torch bearer and created a niche in the field of education. He said schools like the DPS should act as a model for other Government Schools in the area and also help promote education among the under privileged.
The Minister was speaking on the occasion of the IT festival-TechKnow, organized by DPS Srinagar, where he was the Chief Guest.
Principal, DPS Srinagar, Mrs Kusam Warikoo and Pro Vice Chairman, Vijay Dhar were also present on the occasion.
Underscoring the importance of field visits for students to encourage hands-on learning the Minister urged the teachers to encourage such activities, in addition to academics, to help promote field knowledge among students. As a Minister, his role would be to contribute towards promotion of education in the State, meanwhile various measures are being taken for bringing reforms in this important sector, the Minister added.
The Minister said that IT has made unprecedented advances and it can help us to expand our knowledge and such events provide a clear view of opportunities and challenges of an increasingly connected world to students.
The two day workshop which concluded today was the first of its kind in the valley and recorded a massive level of activity and interest. More than 200 participants from across the valley registered and interacted with their counterparts on the festival. Students from the DPS fraternity including DPS Budgam, Baramulla, Anantnag and Rajouri attended the festival. The festival also attracted students from other schools both within and outside the city. Schools like Doon Public School, Linton Hall School, Delhi Modern Public School, Srinagar International School and Sanctorum Public School Sopore also recorded their presence.
The participants were provided training in specially designed workshops held on six different technologies: Web Designing, Graphic Designing & Visual Effects, Open Source & Linux, Networking & Ethical Hacking, Video Editing & Animation and PHP Programming. The workshops received unanimous appreciation and approval by the participants. Each workshop was perceived to be the right blend of fun and learning. The role of the school was highly commended.