Quality schooling at primary level ensures a good foundation for further development: Minister
Raichur: Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Vishveshwara Hegde Kageri has called upon teachers to work sincerely and honestly, and maintain discipline in their profession, as quality education at the primary school level ensures a good foundation for further development of any region or people.
He was speaking after inaugurating a Teachers’ Day celebration programme here on Saturday. The programme was jointly organised by the district administration, the zilla panchayat and the Department of Public Instruction.
The Minister said his department was one among the major ones in the State, and needed to function effectively. It had been trying to provide quality education to children and was implementing various programmes such as ‘Pratibha Karanji’ and ‘Chinnara Angala’ that were aimed at improving the learning capacity of children. Teachers should do their duty well as children were the future of the country, he added.
Mr. Kageri claimed Karnataka had become a model in the country as far as imparting of quality education to children was concerned. The Government had distributed free uniforms and textbooks to children even before schools began this year, he said and added that attention had been paid to filling up of vacant posts of teachers. The Akshara Dasoha scheme in all schools in the State had been handled well, he claimed and said that even the Union Government had appreciated the State for its advancements in education.
Minister and chief guest C.M. Udasi released ‘Darpana’, a souvenir brought out on the occasion. Minister for Mass Education, Libraries, Small Savings and Lotteries K. Shivangouda Naik spoke.
Over 40 teachers, who were selected from different regions in the State to receive awards. Syed Yasin, MLA; Shashil G. Namoshi, MLC; and N. Shakarappa, MLC, were present.