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Make students responsible citizens: Azad to teachers

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Srinagar, Dec 5 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has impressed upon the teachers to strive hard for grooming students into responsible citizens who will be able to face all challenges with courage and caliber.

Addressing a function here, Mr Azad called for strenuous efforts to achieve the goal of hundred per cent literacy in the state ''We are living in the 21st century and competition for new generation is not limited to only state or national level, but at the global as well. Teachers need to redouble their efforts to train students so that they are able to compete at all levels,'' he said.

The Chief Minister asked teachers not to remain satisfied with the pass percentage at class X level, which has gone up from 33 to 45 per cent, but to work to achieve 100 per cent success.

He also called for ensuring universalisation of education as a pre-requisite for all-round development of the state.

Mr Azad said education means all-round development of a child and teachers have an important role to play in this direction.

''The need of the hour is not only to make students just degree holders, but good human beings and responsible citizens.'' On the occasion, Education Minister Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed said despite turmoil teachers worked hard to keep the educational system on rails. He said teachers and the state administration have to work in a coordinated manner to achieve 100 per cent literacy.

Later, the Chief Minister presented awards to best teachers besides mementos and certificates to outstanding children.

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