NLPD launches book to pay tribute to teachers

APP81-15 ISLAMABAD: May 15 - Advisor to the Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage Irfan Siddiqui addressing during book launching of “Roshni Kay Safeer” at National Language Promotion Department. APP photo by Saleem Rana

ISLAMABAD, May 15 (APP):Speakers at a launching ceremony of a book titled “Roshni key Safeer” held here Tuesday acknowledged the exemplary role of teachers toward educating generations and creating a knowledgeable society.
The book was launched by National Language Promotion Department (NLPD) in presence of Advisor to the Prime Minister on National History and Literary Heritage, Irfan Siddiqui, Chairman NLPD, Iftikhar Arif, renowned scholars Professor Fateh Malik, Professor Qaisera Alvi and Professor Jalil Aali, Vice Chancellor Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) Professor Samina Amin Qadir, Dr. Abid Siyal and other officials and literary persons.
Speaking on the occasion, Irfan Siddiqui, who was chief guest on the occasion, said he remembered such teachers who had not only taught the students within the classrooms but their dedication and hard work had positively impacted and transformed the lives of a number of generations.
The book launched today was compiled to pay tribute to such teachers who had devoted their lives for training and betterment of upcoming generations, he said.
The names which were not mentioned in this book will be included in the next books of this series. Teachers of literature, science and religious Madaris would also be included in this series of books indiscriminately, he added.
A consultative committee would also be constituted to review these books in future, he said.
Speaking on the occasion, Professor Fateh Malik appreciated the effort of NLPD and said teachers in past used to take interest in personal issues of the students and resolve those.
He said this was the first step ever taken by NLPD to acknowledge the contribution of the teachers.
Professor Yaseen Yusufzai said the reason of rising intolerance in the students is their distance from books and Iftikhar Arif, through this initiative, has made an effort to reduce gap between teachers and students.
Professor Qaisera Alvi said students were the real asset of the teachers who were educated and trained by them.
Earlier, Iftikhar Arif presented the welcoming address and said compilation of series of books to pay tribute to the teachers was the idea of Advisor to the Prime Minister, Irfan Siddiqui and we had tried our best to implement that.
He said more books would be published under this series soon.