Dua asks students to build nation
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, January 27
The Editor-in-Chief of The Tribune Group of Newspapers, Mr H.K.Dua, today called upon students to use its energy for building the nation.
He was speaking at the annual day function of Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36, here today. Addressing the gathering, Mr Dua said the onus of shaping the country as a formidable power in the 21st century was with the youth. “ Part of what we do in our daily life should be for others and for the nation”, he added.
Highlighting the plight of the 33 crore population of the country which was without basic amenities like education, food and shelter, he said a large number of people were still illiterate despite the country having made strides in different fields. The unaccomplished task of building a nation as dreamt of by the freedom fighters was with the future generations.
Mr Dua said the country had lagged behind in the last 25 years and much more was required to be done. He drew attention of the students to the fact that those had contributed to the nation building were from the region. A small contribution on part of every individual could go a long way in the nation building.
He appreciated the role of the school in giving quality education. “I am happy to know that the trust running the school had plans to give free education to the needy children at a new school coming up in Sector 46.”
Earlier, the chief guest gave away prizes to the winners in academics, sports and co-curricular activities. The event began with lighting of a lamp followed by a cultural programme. A Rumanian and African dance performed by the students was lauded.
Other highlights of the event were a dance on national integration, an English play ‘The Bear’, and a Hindi play ‘Panch Parmeshwar’. The school Principal, Ms Jasminder Singh, read out the annual report of the school.