Call to promote education

LAHORE:THE Young Champions for Education from Lahore’s 20 Union Councils on Saturday visited Minar-e-Pakistan and pledged that they would continue promoting the cause of Education for All.

The young champions, who are working to promote the cause of education in their respective Union Councils (UCs) under the Jahandad Society for Community Development (JSCD) and UNICEF, chanted slogans “Education is the right of every child” and “Taleem Ki Shamma Jalatey Chalo”. They were also holding banners inscribed with “Girls’ Education-Pakistan’s Progress”.

Speaking to the young champions, JSCD Chairperson Prof Dr Yasmin Rashid said it was a very important day that the young champions had pledged to promote the cause of education and brought the children out of schools.

Stating that when the nation is celebrating Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s birth anniversary, the Young Champions have practically acted upon the Quaid’s advice of promoting the cause of education and ensuring that each and every child must exercise his or her right of seeking education.

Earlier in the morning, the JSCD organised an essay writing competition among the young champions-two each from the 20 Union Councils-wherein they expressed their experiences as young champions and how they motivated people to send their children to schools. They also explained that they were able to bring positive changes in their respective Union Councils.

According to results, Young Champions Tariq Ali (UC-125) bagged first position among boys while Sakhawat Ali (UC-148) and Amir Shahzad (UC-118) secured second and third positions respectively.

In girls’ category, Sehrish Hanif (UC-68) clinched first position, Zill-e-Huma (UC-149) and Maria Sultana (UC-120) bagged second and third positions respectively. Later, UNICEF’s former official Shamshad Qureshi presented cash prizes to winners as well as certificates to all essay writing competition participants.The news

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