Jammu, February 6: Governor Satya Pal Malik participated in the 25th Annual Day celebration of All Ladakh Student Welfare Association, Jammu (ALSWAJ), here today.
Haji Anayat Ali, Chairman Legislative Council was the Guest of Honour; Sh. Feroz Ahmed Khan, CEC LAHDC Kargil, and Sh. Sonam Wangchuk, Ramon Magsaysay and Rolex Award winner were the Special Guests on the occasion.
Governor congratulated the ALSWAJ on the occasion of its 25th Annual Day and observed that he cherishes participating in functions of Student Unions and Associations as they remind him of his years as a college student and his experiences as a student leader.
Emphasising the importance of Student Unions, Governor noted that these provide an apt platform for students to develop their personality and confidence and quoted examples of various student unions which produced great leaders for the country.
Observing that only those countries reach the pinnacle of progress which give considerable attention to their education system, Governor stressed the need for bringing far reaching changes in the prevalent education system in the country and improve the quality of research. He appreciated the efforts of Sh. Sonam Wangchuk who is working towards bringing reforms in the education system by promoting experiential learning via practical application of knowledge.
Emphasising the empowerment that comes through education, Governor noted that it is the only tool that could lead a person to achieve his dreams irrespective of his background. He urged the young generation to participate in curricular and extracurricular activities for their holistic development.
Governor assured the ALSWAJ that all the demands submitted by the Union relating to construction and upgradation of Hostels, facilitating economical air fares to Ladakh, expediting construction of Zojila Tunnel and Z Morh etc will be duly addressed.
Governor appreciated the quality cultural programme presented on the occasion which included Balti folk song, Jabro dance, Aryan dance, Shina folk song etc.
Sh. Haji Anayat Ali, Chairman Legislative Council; Sh. Feroz Ahmed Khan, CEC LAHDC Kargil, Sh. Shakeel Zaki, President ALSWAJ, highlighted various issues relating to Ladakh and expressed their gratitude for sanctioning Cluster University for Ladakh.