Gaiety marks Childrena��s Day at Raj Bhavan

Hyderabad:A�Childrena��s Day was celebrated at Raj Bhavan hereA�on MondayA�amid gaiety and festive fervor. Governor ESL Narasimhan, who invited children from various schools to Raj Bhavan, had interacted with them. He appealed to the parents to provide better education and health to their children for bright future.

a�?Inculcate national spirit and courage among the children, who will participate in nation-buildinga�?, the Governor said, adding that a�?Education at school and college level should not be stopped and enable the children to get through our values, ethics and respect among eldersa�?, Narasimhan exhorted the parents. Children wearing attractive and fancy dresses showed their talents at cultural programmes followed by a photo exhibition.

Deputy CM stresses need for quality education

Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali has stressed the need for giving better education to students to build a new India. Participating in Childrena��s Day celebrations organised by the Department of Women and Childrena��s Development and Physically Handicapped at Ravindra Bharathi, Mahmood Ali said teachers have great responsibility to provide quality education to the children with a focus on values and ethics.

The children, he said, are future of the nation, who should get quality education to lead a better life. Giving better education to the children is equal to worshipping God, he said. The state government launched Gurukul schools in the state with equal priority to all sections, Ali said. The students should make use of all education facilities, including loans for studies abroad, he added.

Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya and Home Minister Nayani Narsimha Reddy were present, among others. Dattatreya said girls are dominating boys in most of the fields. In recent Olympics a few girls won the medals and brought laurels to the Telangana State and the nation, he said. The Centre and state governments have launched various programmes for the welfare of girls and women, he said. Good habits, personal hygiene, keeping the premises clean, following values in the social system will help the children become better citizens of the country, Dattatreya said. As against the national average of 1000 boys and 946 girls, Hyderabad has 1000 boys and 914 girls, he said, adding children with golden character can make the state a golden Telangana, Dattatraya said.

Expressing concern over falling girl population, Narsimha Reddy said a person not respecting women and girls is not a man. The government is implementing many welfare schemes by increasing salaries to Anganwadi workers. The state government was making changes in the existing laws to take stringent measures against those indulging in atrocities against women and harassing girls, Narsimha Reddy said.A�





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