Jalandhar, December 12, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
Reinforcing that the development of the county was impossible without the development of its human resources, Punjab Education Minister Pargat Singh today called upon the students to excel in their respective fields to be able to serve the nation with their professional skills.
Presiding over the felicitation and award distribution ceremony held here at DAV Institute of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, the minister said that the investment in education was the need of the hour as it would not only increase employability but also enable our youngsters to achieve rare feats in these times of global competition.
He also threw light on the initiatives being taken by the Punjab Government in making the field of education in-tune with the contemporary times so that our students get the best of the educational facilities here. The more we invest in education, the more the development of the nation is ensured in a short span of time, he added.
Describing the DAV institutions as a philanthropic organization, Mr. Singh said that the group was playing a crucial role in providing the best of the education to its students across the country. He also announced a grant of Rs. five lakh for the DAV Institute of Physiotherapy and rehabilitation from his discretionary funds besides assuring fulsome support to DAV group in its future endeavors.
Describing physiotherapy a key profession, especially for sportspersons, the minister also shared his personal experience when he got injured before the finals of Asian Games in Seoul in 90s and how physiotherapists healed him overnight, thereby making him able to participate in the game.
The minister then invoked the entire academia to play a proactive role in making Punjab a progressive state in India adding, this goal could only be achieved through fine-tuning our human resources with a top-class education system which was already a top-most priority of the state government.
He urged the students to put more focus in their studies so that they become excellent professionals and grab job opportunities at international level. He distributed degrees among as many as 95 students of BPT & MPT streams, who have made distinctive performance in their respective studies by securing meritorious positions in the university.
Earlier, Vice President of DAV Management Committee Justice (Retd.) N.K. Sood congratulated all the passing out students on the behalf of the entire management and wished for their shining career while Principal Dr. Jatinder Sharma shared his future vision for the DAV Institute of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation listing a slew of initiatives planned for next year. Secretary of Management Committee Ajay Goswami, and Arvind Ghai were also present on the occasion.
The minister also took a round of the institute where he interacted with the physiotherapists and visitors as well as at various departments here.v