Report- Monthly People’ Assembly @ Chachro Press Club focused Education of Thar

Posted: January 3, 2014 in News and Views

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Education is the only tool by which emancipation of oppressed people in Thar is possible, so 2014 will be celebrated as year of Education Emergency in District Tharparkar. Monthly people’s assembly at Chachro press club to highlight the issues of education of Thar. Politician are urged to withdraw from involvement in education department once and forever. Reward for best teachers of Tharparkar District announced. Education is the only tool by which emancipation of oppressed people in Thar is possible, so 2014 will be celebrated as year of Education Emergency in District Tharparkar. Monthly people’s assembly will be organized at Chachro press club on every fifth day, to highlight the issues of education and other relevant matters of Thar. Politician should withdraw from involvement in education department once and forever. Best teachers, best schools and position holder students from Govt schools of Tharparkar District will be rewarded.

 

Speakers in a seminar, “Role of education as a tool in emancipation process of oppressed people” organized at Chachro by a civil society organization AWARE shared their views. On the occasion best teacher, best children groups and best facilitators of adult literacy centres of Chachro were given awards. Veteran poet Juman Darbadar said that education always proved a tool and source of empowerment for deprived people all over the world. This is a single source by which poor people can get benefit and challenge the power structure maintained by feudal and so-called liberal market economy.

Educationist Ashok Suthar shared that bureaucracy always applies the autocratic and top down approach in educational department and that has proved failed in imparting quality education. He emphasized that it must be on basis on respect and trust, so rewarding best teachers is a best way by which environment of positive competition can be created. As far as the case of Thar Desert, it needs more attention and efforts in comparison to increase the literacy rate as well as quality environment. He quoted that Tharparkar District has hardly 29% literacy rate but as MDGs Pakistan has to achieve 100% literacy rate by 2015, so it needs more efforts and inputs, he emphasized that 2014 as a educational emergency literacy year celebration in Tharparkar District is a high promising initiative of civil society.

Social activist Gotam Rathi said that rural people generally believe in immediate rewards and the concept of delayed reward has been seldom brought into their awareness. It is where that the media can play a very significant role by showing the benefit of delayed rewards in the audience’s own cultural contexts. Through media rural population can be motivated for education especially for female education.

Researcher and social activist Ali Akbar Rahimoo said that on every 5th day of moth a people’s assembly will be organized outside of press club Chachro to highlight the issues of area especially related to education. He added that in the best interest of poor people of Thar, politicians must announce once and for all that they will not interfere in education department of Tharparkar.

Partab Shivan, educationist of area reiterated that education is more stronger tool than the weapon/bullet to get rights in era of technology and global village. Best teacher award winner Manomal Meghwar said that i served for 38 years in education department but got first time recognition, he emphasized the need of such more initiatives for encouraging the hard working teachers of remote areas. Another teacher Wali Mohamad Samoo shared his views that teachers have a vital role in building personalities as well as maintaining social fabric by providing quality and civic education especially in remote areas like Thar Desert. Shanti Bai, another award winner teacher said that for Thar Desert, a holistic plan is need of hour to promote education and for that all stakeholders should play their due role.

On the occasion, Harnath Meghwar, Fatima Saund, Manoj Kumar, Sakhi Mohammad Rahimoo, Noor Mohammad Nohri, Mohammad Ishaque Bajer, Mohammad Ramzan Nohri, Sajid Bajeer and others shared their views.

    

 

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