Teachers being architects of a nation and makers of a society deserve all our regard and respect and the government should provide them with opportunities to gain financial independence in society and live a comfortable life.
This was stated by Mian Muhammad Javed Senior Vice Chairman of the Nazriya Pakistan Council (NPC) at a seminar organized to pay tributes to the teachers on the World Teacher’s Day. He was presiding over the seminar.
NPC had organized the programme in collaboration with Private Schools Network and non-government organization (NGO) Afaq International at the Aiwan-e-Quaid on Saturday.
While addressing the seminar that was attended by a large number of students, teachers and youth representatives Mian Muhammad Javed said besides formal educational institutions like schools, colleges and universities, private institutions were also playing important role for cause of education.
He particularly mentioned role of mosques and churches in serving the cause of education in society. These institutions, he said were not only educating the pupils they were also inculcating in them good manners and values to become productive and responsible citizens of society.
Mian Muhammad Javed said our teachers are our heroes and they have built bridges promoting tolerance among various segments of society by imparting higher values of humanity and brotherhood.
Pakistani teachers, he said are role models as they work selflessly for the benefit and future of their students.
Former Senator Razina Alam Khan in her address as Chief Guest said on the occasion said it went to credit of the teachers that they brought to the fore hidden potential of students and turned them into useful and productive members of society.
She emphasized besides academic guidance, moral training of the students and termed it of key importance. It is through moral guidance and training, an individual can excel in life, she said.
Ms Hina Batool representing National History & Literary Heritage Division said those societies and nations that don’t respect their teachers, never make progress and pass into oblivion.
The ceremony was also addressed by Central President of the Private Schools Network, Dr Muhammad Afzal Babar, Zonal Chief of Afaq International Numair Hasan Madni, Educational Committee Foundation’s Dr Shafqat Janjua, Maulana Abdul Waheed, Prof Shazia Akbar and Asma Bibi.