|Early Times Report|
JAMMU, Dec 6: St Francis Higher Secondary School, Akhnoor today celebrated Parents day with great pomp and show.
On the occasion, former Minister and Congress leader Sham Lal Sharma was the chief guest. Stating that over-all development of child is the need of the hour, Sharma said that we have to create conducive atmosphere, which ensures academic as well as extra-curricular excellence among the students.
"We have to strike a balance in a way that curricular and extra-curricular activities go hand-in-hand and young children enjoy their childhood while studying," he said.
He asked teachers that while nurturing the students to achieve new highs in science, technology and modern studies, equal attention is paid to outdoor activities like sports, travel, etc which enables physical and mental development of the child. Former Minister said that parental engagement in a child's life in participation with the school and their teachers is essential for growth and development of students as confident, moral and socially aware adults.