The UT Education Department in collaboration with the UT Administration on Thursday honoured the meritorious students of Class XII and X in the examination conducted by CBSE and ICSE in a function organised at UT Guest House on Thursday.
Vijay Dev, Adviser to the Administrator, was the Chief Guest at the function and gave away the prizes and certificates to 58 students along with the principals of six government senior secondary schools who had shown results above 90 percent in class XII this year.
Addressing the students Vijay Dev said that it was very satisfying to see the students of government schools scoring so high in the board examinations. He said that it showed that the education system in the city school was really good and need to be maintained.
While making an appeal to the parents and teacher to channelize the energy of the youth in the right direction particularly saving them from the drug menace, he said, “The brightest students are more attached to the vulnerability and there are strong chances that they get influenced by the negative things around and this is the reason, their energies should be channelized properly.”
He said, “Topping one exam is not sufficient. One has to continue excelling at various points in life. A lot of negative things are happening in our region, there is a negative influence from the internet, peer pressure, drug, smoking and alcohol and our students need to be cautious at every step. We need to watch that what are we doing to protect our youngsters from all evil practices.”
Recalling his own college days, he said, “I had topped Guru Nanak Dev University in late 70’s and had learnt the importance of a bright student. It should be a mixture which involves parents ‘Sanskaar’ values given by the teachers and the environment at home. We should not go astray with kind of influences on life now.”
On the occasion, Kamlesh Kumar, DPI announced the achievements of the government school children this year.