Prof. Dr. B.S. Chowdhry is actively contributing to the community in development activities.
THAR EDUCATION FESTIVAL ATTRACTED HUGE NUMBER OF STUDENTS: Thar Education Alliance: Several hundred students of government and private schools from across the desert region of Thar visited the Thar Education Festival where young students demonstrated their talent in different educational disciplines in a manner that took even the organizers by surprise.
The visiting students took a keen interest in the school-level projects and models produced by young Thari students and put on display on around 40 stalls at the festival, organized by the district education department, Tharparkar chief monitoring officer (CMO) and Thar Education Alliance in collaboration with several NGOs in Mithi.
It was aimed at hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
Officials of various departments, academics, activists of NGOs and people from a cross-section of society also visited the festival. They lauded youth students’ talent as well as a deep interest in seeking knowledge of progress in different fields.
Prof Bhawani Shankar Chowdhry, speaking at an awareness session on the education system, said it was encouraging to note that the festival had attracted such a large number of young students from an area that was one of the most backward regions of the country. He noted that the participating students demonstrated great talent while they and visitors showed a tendency of taking part in competitive examinations to prove their mettle. He called for more such healthy activities to encourage talent.
CMO Mohammed Ibrahim Kumbhar described the response to the event from Thari students as ‘huge’, and said talent of the young generation was needed to be explored as they also appeared active and enthusiast. They could play a vital role in the nation-building if given space and opportunities, he added.
Partab Shivani of the Thar Education Alliance said it was a matter of pride for all that students from a backward region like Thar traveled to Mithi from far off areas to attend the festival.
He said if educational and extracurricular activities in Thar were properly facilitated, Thari students could excel in every field. Thar SSP Abdullah Ahmedyar, Kewal Ram, Doulat Ram, Sanam Noor, Shusheel Malani, Dr. Manoj Kumar, and others also spoke at different sessions held during the festival [Report courtesy DAWN 10 Nov 2019]
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14th December 2018
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14th November 2018