STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Describing basic level schooling as most challenging part of educational outreach, National Conference Provincial President Devender Singh Rana on Wednesday called for adopting innovative modern techniques to groom toddlers and young children before introducing them to formal education.
“The concept of play-way schools is most challenging and perhaps a crucial aspect of pre-schooling activities, a combination of nursery, day-care and kindergarten, one in all”, Rana said while inaugurating GD Goenka Playway School at Sidhra this afternoon.
Rana underscored the importance of such schools and hoped these will cater to the needs of the area. He said the parents and teachers can play a pro-active role in shaping destiny of children, saying frequent interactions could help achieving this objective.
He, however, said while teachers can be facilitators to groom the children, the parents cannot escape from their responsibilities. As such, greater role is cast upon parents to mould their children, as home is supposed to be the first school. In this context, he also stressed on the need for larger interpersonal relationship between students, teachers and parents, especially at the basic schooling level, as an important component of learning process. The Provincial President acknowledged the fact that grooming young minds is a crucial challenge and hoped that given the educational techniques, the teaching community can meet these with fortitude.
Rana also underscored the need for imbibing good moral values and virtues among children from the very beginning so that they grow as disciplined citizens and contribute towards betterment of society.
He said inculcating moral values in curriculum will go a long way in achieving the larger objective of shaping the destiny of our children.
Rana appreciated greater realization dawning upon parents in being part of the activities of their children and said this spirit will help in creating congenial atmosphere for youngsters to grow. “This does not only help in producing literates from educational institutions but good citizens as well”, he added. Rana urged the management to ensure all the facilities for children of tender age so that they learn to manage themselves in a better way.
He called for initiating such programmes that help children learn through play, develop communication and creative skills among them.
Managing Director of the School, Mohit Verma and Coordinator Rubeena briefed Rana about the facilities available in the institution.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Ch Rehmat Ali, Chairman BDC, Shama Akthar, Corporator Sidhra, Som Nath Khajuria, Sultan, Ch Mushtaq, Raj Mohammad, Hameed, Angrez Singh, Parihar, Ch Haneef, Imran Rasheed and Raj Ali.