International Day of Education celebrated at Lawrence Public School

JAMMU: The 1st International Day of Education 2019 was celebrated at Lawrence Public School, in collaboration with Gandhi Global Family, recognising the importance of working to ensure inclusive & equitable quality education at all levels.

The program was presided over by Padamshree Dr. S.P. Varma, National Vice President, Gandhi Global Family, while the special guest on this occasion was Ram Mohan Rai, National General Secretary, Gandhi Global Family.

The program started with the lighting of the traditional lamp by Dr. S.P. Varma, Ram Mohan Rai, Abdul Majeed Bichoo, Manish Joshi & Shivani Joshi.

A symposium was held, in which the students reiterated that there are 262 million children & youth not attending schools, 617 million children & adolescent who can't read or do basic maths.

A painting competition was also held with the theme, 'Gandhi Meri Nazar Mein' as part of the year-long celebrations of 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. 

The 1st prize was bagged by Owais Yaseen, 2nd prize by Ashmita Singh Jamwal & 3rd prize by Arbish Khan.

Dr. S.P Varma while addressing the students mentioned that without inclusive, equitable quality education and lifelong opportunities for all, countries will not succeed in achieving gender equality & breaking the cycle of poverty that is leaving millions of children, youth & adults behind. He hoped that by sensitizing the younger generation we could make them responsible for the underprivileged children of their area.

The vote of thanks was presented by Shivani Joshi, Headmistress Lawrence Public School. She thanked Ram Mohan Rai, National General Secretary Gandhi Global Family for visiting Jammu & gracing the occasion.

In the end, all the students pledged to follow the concept, 'each one teach one' as part of their social responsibility.

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