Functions held in Dir schools to mark World Children’s Day

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Students hold placards during a function held at a school in Lower Dir on Friday. — Dawn
Students hold placards during a function held at a school in Lower Dir on Friday. — Dawn

LOWER DIR: Speakers at a function said here on Friday that the state, society and educational institutions should ensure protection of the children’s rights within their respective domain.

The directorate of Elementary and Secondary Education Department in collaboration with its school safety cell and Unicef organised the function at the government primary school, Danwa, here to mark the World Children’s Day.

The day was observed in public sector schools in the district on special directives of the education directorate wherein different functions were arranged. The schools were decorated with charts and banners inscribed with slogans for promotion of child rights.

The schoolchildren presented songs, speeches, naats and tableaus highlighting child rights and got applause from the audience on the occasion.

The function at Danwa school was addressed by district education officer (male) Miftahud Din, sub-divisional education officer Ali Haidar, poet and writer Iqbal Hussain Salar, training coordinator school safety cell, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Idrees Jehan and others.

The speakers said that children were the real asset and if their rights were protected the nation would be protected. They said children had the right to life, education, health and food.

The DEO said boys and girls were equal in the eyes of Islam and they both should be given equal opportunity to grow and progress.

Mr Jehan said children should be protected from violence and discrimination. Position-holder students of the school were also awarded with prizes and gifts on the occasion.

CONGREGATION: Jamiat Tulba Arabia, a students’ wing of the Jamaat-i-Islami in religious seminaries, has arranged a three-day congregation for its workers at Ahyaul Uloom, Balambat.

Scores of JTA students from different districts of Malakand division attended the first day’s session on Friday. It was addressed by JTA central chief Mufti Shamshir Ali Shahid, provincial chief Maulana Izaz Ali Shah, JI district chief Izazul Mulk and others. They said there was no space for sectarianism in Islam. They said JTA was the only religious organisation that did not believe in sectarianism.

Published in Dawn, November 21st, 2020