Monday, February 8, 2016

Eminent Education Activists stress upon Quality Education

Heritage Global School organizes Seminar, assures platform to students for blossom 

Providing our children with quality education is the need of hour. We should stop complaining for others apathy and shun mourning upon our picture painted by Sachar Report. Instead we should stand up to change our destiny with our own efforts. We need more schools. Take it upon yourself, mobile your own resources and take the challenge to provide strong ground to next generations so that they can stand high, capable to face challenges and come out with flying colors in this world of competition. Individuals should come forward, establish state of the art educational institutions for the benefit of their own community and help other educationally and economically deprived communities. This was the message delivered in a mind storming discussion organized by Heritage Global School in Dhauj, District Faridabad in Haryana. The topic was: “Scope & Status of Minority Education in India.”

Since the establishment of Al-Falah School of Engineering and Technology (Now Al-Falah University) in 1997, Dhauj, in NCR, is emerging as a hub of educational Institutions. The Heritage Global School is the latest addition with the world class infrastructure and innovative vision. Spread over 10 acres of land, beautifully landscaped campus is surrounded with all greens. Free from environmental pollutions, ideal for good mental and physical health and learning. Under CBSC board, HGS has adopted student-centric, project-based advanced education system under the guidance of internationally reputed educationist. Dr. Halima Sadia, a proud product of Jamiatus-Salihat Rampur, a former Principal of Hamdard Public School, Okhla branch and presently Principal of International School in Sharjah is all set to take charge of GHS as Principle.  

Delivering keynote address, Mr. Jawwad A. Siddiqui, Founder, patron and Chancellor of Al-Flah University reminded the community that they will have come forward to change their own condition. Ten years have gone since Sachchar Report, still we are waiting the others will help change our destiny. He said the way ahead is individual efforts. Referring Mr. Sayeed and Mr. Nasir Khatri for starting such a remarkable school, he said only individual efforts in establishing institutions is viable alternative to-day. Building standard educational institutions means helping the community on the path of progress.

Mr Akmal Sharif, Head of Islamic Relief in India said excellence should be the trademark as exhorted in the Holy Scriptures. Choose right path and work hard. Success and prosperity will welcome. There is no dearth of talent. We just need to change our callous attitude.

Dr Shabistan Ghaffar, President of All India Confederation for Women's Empowerment through Education highlighted the importance of good management of institutions at three levels, i.e. legal, infrastructural and instructional level. We have to be vigilant and alert before establishing any Institution for the benefit of minorities.

Mr. Rama Meganathan from NCERT discussed status of minority education with special reference of their mother language. He said that students are not being provided facilities to study their mother tongue and huge portion of budget allocated the development languages of minorities remains un-utilized.

Syed Mansoor Agha, VP, All India Education Movement (AIEM) said objective of quality education is: “Comprehensive development of student’s personality by inculcating in him best qualities of leadership to face challenges and compete in the world.” He said not only teachers but the family members and the society has to play a role in educating child. He stressed the need of good physical health and cheerful environment for the child. He said establishing educational institutions is an economic activity blended with charity. Charge reasonable fee and lend helping hand to needy students.

Importance of Experiential Learning to Develop Creativity and Leadership Skills in School was the topic of discussion for Mr. Azim Khan. He urged the teachers to have regular training programs and enhance their skills.

Mr Abdul Rashid Agwan Abdul Rashid Agwan, Chairman of Institute of Policy Studies and Advocacy, elaborated on ''The Changing Scenario of Quality Education and Our Needs''. He said world scenario is changing fast. Ranking of Asian countries on PISA scale is improving fast in terms of using higher technology and better understanding of child psychology. He argued that liberal system of education as adopted in the Finland is more suitable for India. From relevant data he drew the conclusion the graph of Muslim literacy is certainly going upward, yet we need huge effort to come at par to international standards. He welcomed establishment of HGS and said more such schools are needed. 

Mr. Abdul Rasheed Gen. Sec. AIEM outlined Govt. Schemes for the advancement of Minority Education and lamented that due to our ignorance, north India has failed to be properly benefitted. He briefly described Scholarship Schemes instituted by central government.  
Dr A.V. Bhalla, Director HGS in hiswelcoming address briefly outlined basic feature of the school.
 He said HGS had endeavored to provide students a platform to blossom, to give them wings to scale the heights of the sky. Our effort is to make every child respectable citizen, responsive and responsible human and master of the future. HGS has engaged dedicated faculty to match international standard. The students will be provided best opportunities for over all moral, social and educational development. From the very beginning we have created facilities for 20 type indoor-outdoor games. Buildings are fully air-conditioned. In hostels, best facilities including healthy food made of organic vegetables from school farms is served. 

During the course of discussion Mr. Fuzail, Mr. Shoaib Raza Khan and Mr. Shahzad Alam Burni also intervened briefly. Mr. Akmal Hussain, Head of Technology,Bonton Infotech,anchored the program. Dr. Haleema Sadia, proposed vote of thanks. Among the dignitaries who attended the seminar were: Mohd Shafi, Mrs. Ghazal. A Hashmi, Dr. Omair Alam, Mrs. Sahar, Mrs Rubeena  Khan, Mr Fowad Jilani, Aijaz Gauri and Musharraf hasan Kamal and others.


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