International Day of Girl Child was celebrated with all cultural and ethical fervour in the Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School Canal Road, Jammu in the august presence of Chief Guest, BJP State President and MLA Sat Sharma along with CMO, Jammu, ADC, Jammu, CEO Jammu, Officers of DSE, Jammu, officers of Education Department and political activists of the area.
Sat Sharma, while addressing the gathering, lauded the performance of the students at various competitions held in the state and at National levels and encouraged the staff to work harder than ever to uplift the morale of particularly the girl child. He said the it is the duty of parents to save girl child and the teachers to teach the girl child well so as to make the world a better society to live in. He congratulated the staff for their excellent efforts. He also planted trees in the Herbal Garden alongwith Director School Education, S. Ravinder Singh. He also didn’t miss out a chance to mention the schemes initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi particularly for the girls and stressed that the “Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao” programme must reach to every single household of the region.
Principal of the School, Sushma Koul read out the achievements made by the students of school in different curricular and co-curricular areas in various competitions held at Zonal, District, State and National level. The Chief Education Officer, J.K. Sudan also appreciated the performance of students and encouraged them to work hard to bring laurels for the parents and the school.
CMO Jammu distributed the kits containing items of daily use. In his culminating address, he donated Rs. 10 lakh for the construction of class rooms and exam hall in the school.
Karan Sharma, Jeet Angral, Veenu Khanna, Swaran Sambyal, Ramesh Kumar, Kamlesh, Darshan Lal and others were among the prominent persons present in the programme.