Teachers regarded as spiritual father: minister

LAHORE: Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Khalil Tahir Sandhu has said the purpose of celebrating the World Teachers Day is to highlight the importance of teachers and to reinvigorate the passions of respect in hearts and minds of students.

In his message issued here on Thursday, he said teacher is a personality that lights the candle of knowledge and plays an important role in giving direction to thinking approach and intellectual ken of students.

In every society, the teacher enjoys the supreme status and is regarded as a spiritual father. His pivotal role cannot be ignored in making the student a useful citizen of the society by giving positive direction to his thinking, he said.

The minister said that Under Punjab Chief Minister’s Special Educational Initiative, minority students were also being provided laptops, educational scholarships, IT and skills training along with the best possible educational facilities.

He said the province was on the road to success under the tremendous leadership of Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and initiatives taken by the Punjab government had been applauded by the world.