First Lady launches Smart Classes at Jagti

Jammu, February 19 (Scoop News) – Mrs. Usha Vohra, First Lady, launched Smart Classes at Government Middle School, Jagti, at a function organized by ASHI, the Association for Social Health in India (J&K Chapter) at Panchayat Ghar, Jagti, near here today.

          Speaking on the occasion, the First Lady observed that this is an age of knowledge and technology which are the key to rapid progress and prosperity. She added that for those who possess the required knowledge and skills the sky is the limit for their advance and progress.

          Referring to the Smart Classes she launched today, Mrs. Vohra said that with the help and use of visual aids the processes of teaching and learning become easy but advised the students against giving up their reading habit as there is no substitute to reading books.

          The First Lady, who is President of ASHI (J&K Chapter) lauded the good work being done by ASHI for the socio-economic development of the neglected segments of society, with particular focus on women and children.
On behalf of the Governor, she announced a support of rupees one lakh to enable ASHI to undertake meaningful activities in the Panchayats of Jagti and Panjgrain which have been adopted by this organization.

          Mrs. Vohra appreciated the cultural programme presented by the students on this occasion and wished them a bright future.

          Earlier, on arrival at Jagti, the First Lady was received by presenting to her bouquets and showering flower petals by the functionaries of ASHI, Panchayat representatives, prominent persons of the area, teachers and students of the school.

          Ms. Sushma Choudhary, Vice President, ASHI, speaking on the occasion, thanked Mrs. Vohra for taking keen interest in the activities of ASHI. She observed that today is a historic day for Jagti Panchayat as Smart Classes have been launched in the local school which would pave the way for promotion of computer education in the area.

In her welcome address, Prof. Kailash Rajput, Secretary, ASHI, gave details of the activities of ASHI being undertaken in Jagti and Panjgrain Panchayats.

           Bharat Singh, Sarpanch, Jagti Panchayat, thanked ASHI for the laudable work being done by it for the socio-economic upliftment of the people of the area.

           Ravinder Singh, Head Master, Government High School, Panjgrain,  Sanjeev Gandotra, Teacher, Government High School, Dhammi and  Bharat Mahajan, spoke about the concept of computer education. Miss Shivali Sharma, a 7th class student, spoke about her experience of receiving education through the medium of computers.

          Mrs. Seema Khajooria Shekhar, Joint Secretary, ASHI, presented a Vote of Thanks.

          Later, the teachers gave a demonstration of Smart Class for 5th and 8th standard students and taught them science and math subjects. The students also gave a presentation on computers.

          Among those present on the occasion were Sarpanhes and Panches of the area, Joint Director, School Education, Jammu, functionaries and members of ASHI, a large number of people of the area, teachers and students.