– SAD PLAYS IMPORTANT ROLE IN NAVJOT SIDHU’S ELECTORAL WINS
– UNDERLINES THE NEED FOR MORE FOCUS ON MORAL VALUES IN EDUCATION SYSTEM
Pathankot: Punjab Revenue & Public Relations Minister Mr. Bikram Singh Majithia today said that the alliance of SAD and BJP was rock solid as it was not due to any individual. Describing it an emotional bondage, Mr. Majithia said that he was sure that these two parties would jointly safeguard the interests of state besides further strengthening the communal harmony to stop the nefarious designs of anti-Punjab parties and their outdated leaders.
Replying a query regarding former BJP MP Mr. Navjot Sidhu’s outburst against SAD leadership, Mr. Majithia described it unfortunate and sad and reminded that during the elections of Mr. Sidhu Shiromani Akali Dal made a significant contribution in ensuring his three consecutive victories. He said that it was the prerogative of BJP high command to allot Amritsar Parliamentary ticket and his own party had decided to field another candidate.
Earlier, addressing the students on the annual day function Angels Public School, Mamun, Mr. Majithia said that children were exposed in their formative years so their parents and teachers have a tremendous responsibility towards inculcating in their young minds a sense of values, discipline, dedication and commitment to the nation. He said that teachers influence the life of students by being their role models and it was their prime duty to train every child for his or her future responsibilities. He emphasized the need that education must focus on the all round development of a child because moral values help in making complete human beings not just individuals.
Mr. Majithia said that our government was committed to develop Punjab as education hub of the country and a Mega Education city, over an area of 1500 acre was being developed at Mullanpur near Chandigarh to give further impetus to the quality higher education in the state. He said that prestigious world class institutes like Indian School of Business (ISB), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Marine Academy have been set up while Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) would come up at Kapurthala over an area of 50 acres at a cost of 128 crore.
He said that six Residential Schools have been established at Mohali, Bathinda, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar and Patiala to provide quality education to meritorious students scoring 80% in Government Schools by spending Rs. 150 Crore.
Mr. Ashwani Sharma, MLA also spoke on the occasion.