PM vows more facilities as he launches Schools on Wheels
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has inaugurated Schools on Wheel project at a ceremony in Islamabad to provide education to the children especially in the rural areas at their doorsteps, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Addressing the event on Tuesday, Shehbaz Sharif promised more educational facilities for children as he was appreciative of the initiative saying it will be a singular contribution towards nation-building efforts.
Shehbaz was confident that this programme will bring revolution to the rural areas by equipping hundreds of thousands of children with education. He directed for widening the scope of this programme to all the four provinces, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
The prime minister while terming children the ‘future builders of the nation’ said the government would provide maximum educational facilities to them. He said the step would increase the literacy rate in the country, particularly in the rural areas.
آج 8 بسوں پر مشتمل اسکول آن ویلز کے منفرد منصوبے کا افتتاح کرتے ہوئے میں نے اسلام آباد اور اسکے گرد و نواح میں متوسط و کم آمدن والے خاندانوں کے بچوں کیلئے مفت اور معیاری تعلیم کی ان کے گھر کی دہلیز پر فراہمی کا سلسلہ شروع کیا ہے. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/yfMknFqL1X— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) February 28, 2023
In the first phase, the mobile schools consisting of eight buses will provide primary-level education to the children of Islamabad and adjoining areas. The buses have been equipped with computers, desks, whiteboards, and LCDs, to create an effective teaching and learning environment.
The prime minister expressed satisfaction that the project would mainstream the children in rural areas who faced the unavailability of modern educational facilities. Also, he said, the mobile library would promote a reading culture among the children.
Shehbaz said education was a vital factor to make a society developed and cultured. The prime minister on the occasion interacted with the schoolchildren and encouraged them to take interest in learning.
Earlier, Federal Minister for Education Rana Tanveer Hussain briefed the prime minister about various aspects of this project. He said food will also be provided to the children getting education through these mobile schools.
Tree plantation campaign
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif formally launched countrywide spring tree plantation campaign in Islamabad on Tuesday.
Speaking on the occasion, Shehbaz appealed the entire nation to actively participate in the tree plantation campaign to secure the future of our coming generations. He said during this campaign 240 million trees will be planted across the country.
The Prime Minister stressed for enhancing the country's forest cover to meet with the negative impacts of climate change.
آج وفاقی حکومت نے شجرکاری مہم کا آغاز کیا ہے، ملک بھر میں 24 کروڑ سے زائد درخت لگائے جائے گے۔ جنگلات کے رقبے میں اضافہ اور جنگلات کا تحفظ ہر شہری اور متعلقہ ادارے کا فرض ہے۔ ہم نے جنگلات میں آگ کے واقعات کی روک تھام کیلئے تمام صوبوں اور وفاقی علاقوں کو ایس او پیز بھیجے ہیں۔1/3 pic.twitter.com/bwhkHHPpUk— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) February 28, 2023
The Prime Minister said the recent devastating floods which inflicted a loss of thirty billion dollars to the economy and displaced millions of people has further highlighted the significance of forests.
He said we will have to take practical steps for environment protection and enhance green areas in the urban areas. He also stressed for enhancing awareness at educational institutions and seminaries in this regard.