Kashmir's doors always open for those wanting knowledge: Prez
New Delhi, Feb 8: Kashmir's doors have been open since ages for those who desired knowledge, President Pranab Mukherjee told a visiting group of women teachers from the state here today.
"...The President said Kashmir was known as the 'Sharda Peeth', a seat of learning in ancient times. Its doors were open to scholars from every corner of the world who came in pursuit of knowledge and wisdom," a Rashtrapati Bhawan statement said quoting Mukherjee as having told a group of 21 lady teachers of the state.
Mukherjee also lauded Army for organising 'Sadbhavana' tour of the women teachers.
According to Defence PRO statement, the women were part of the “Watan-ki-Sair” tour organised by Kilo Force .
According to the statement, Ms Saiqa Bashir of Sopore said that it was only her good fortune that she got this unique opportunity to interact with the President.
“Ms Zahida Ahmad of Bandipura said visiting the Rashtrapati Bhavan and meeting the President was something that I had never even dreamed about in my life,” said the statement quoting teacher as saying.
The statement said they even had a first rate interaction with teachers from United Kingdom, who conducted a workshop on phonetics in The St Mary’s School, Delhi, an experience that left them awestruck.
Shazia Farooq Wani of the Army Goodwill School, Chandigam said, “This experience has been the most productive and useful in terms of learning the skills of teaching”.
At Delhi, the statement said the ladies also had an interactive session with Lt Gen SK Singh, Vice Chief of Army Staff.(PTI/GKNN)
Lastupdate on : Fri, 8 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 8 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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