Salam Teachers' Day observed
KARACHI, Oct 6: The Salam Teachers Day was
marked here on Friday with the commitment to achieve 100 per cent enrolment in
the country by the year 2015.
This was the part of the International
Teachers' Day being observed on Friday.
Various programmes highlighting the
teachers' role and importance of the occasion were also organised.
Teachers' Day represents a significant token of the awareness, understanding and
appreciation displayed for the vital contribution that teachers make to
education and development.
The National Commission for Human Development in
collaboration with District Education Departments in 23 programme districts of
Sindh jointly celebrated the 'Salam Teacher Day' to pay respect and tribute to
the teaching community of the country for their selfless role in nation
Banners highlighting the importance of teachers' role and their
due contribution to society were displayed on the main entrances in cities and
towns of throughout the 21 programme districts.
Similarly, seminars at
Districts and Taluka level were arranged throughout program districts, wherein
district Nazims/Naib Nazims, DCOs/EDOs, educationists, civil society
representatives and teachers participated. The best teachers'
awards/certificates were also presented to best teachers to appreciate their
The Senior General Manager National Commission for
Human Development, Sohail Rajput, while addressing a "Salam Teacher Day"
acknowledgment gathering said the teachers have the pivotal role in any
education system and the role of teachers at primary, secondary, high and
university level. He said National Commission for Human Development was
committed to ensure 100% enrollment by the year of 2015 , also trained the
teachers so that they could play their role more effectively in increasing
"There is need to march forward as an educated and
disciplined nation to meet the future challenges", Rajput stressed that the
teachers are important and integral part of promoting and providing education,
therefore, the teachers should be given due respect and distinction.
beseech all to vow and pledge on this day that in our every gesture in life, we
will respect teachers and give them their well-deserved eminent status, as the
true builders of Pakistan", he said.
Sohail Rajput further said that
importance of quality teachers in providing quality education to children and in
this way working towards sustainable development has been acknowledged
throughout the world. Through their daily work, teachers make a tremendous
contribution to sustainable development by building its human foundation -
developing a child's capacity and desire to learn.
The quality theme,
launched initially in 2004 by UNESCO and ILO, covers a wide range of issues of
crucial importance to both teachers and learners worldwide. In this context,
World Teachers Day provides the perfect opportunity for educationist and
education supporters to lobby their governments to release the necessary
financial and human resources for a true quality education for all.
that better teaching conditions are necessary, because they mean better learning
conditions for learners.
Quality education for all cannot be achieved without
improving schools and teachers working conditions. App
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