No dearth of talent among govt school students: Altaf Bukhari

‘Lack of facilities hampering their progress’

Syed Rizwan Geelani
Srinagar, Publish Date: Oct 12 2017 12:57AM | Updated Date: Oct 12 2017 12:57AM
No dearth of talent among govt school students: Altaf Bukhari

Minister for education Syed Altaf Bukhari on Wednesday stated that there was no dearth of talent among government school students, however he admitted that “lack of facilities from government side is hampering their progress.” 

The minister was addressing the students on the inaugural ceremony of two-day mega science exhibition organized by directorate of school education Kashmir in collaboration with State Institute of Education (SIE) Srinagar at Kothi Bagh higher secondary school.

“After interacting with the government school children, I believe that situation in government sector is not worst. No doubt there is a need for improvement in terms of providing facilities to the students in their institutions,” Bukhari said. 

Around 2100 students from both government and private schools who presented 40 models during the exhibition besides Kashmir University (KU) had put eight stalls with 25 innovation models on display. SKAUST and Wildlife department had also set up stalls. 

Secretary school education Farooq Ahmad Shah in his address stated that “government is committed to make J&K state as centre of excellence in education.” “We will provide all facilities, faculty to students in schools,” Shah said.

Director school education G N Itoo said the department is at “forefront to groom the students for making such innovative models.”

Earlier on the occasion, state coordinator herbal garden project Manzoor Javid gave a demonstration of various herbal plants while as SIE Srinagar screened some curriculum based short educational movies as well.

Among others present at the occasion were deputy commissioner Srinagar Syed Abid Rashid Shah, chairman JKBOSE Veena Pandita, joint director science and technology Mushtaq Ahmad, director SSA Abdul Rashid War, principal SIE Srinagar Mehboob Hussain.