Students must refrain from stone pelting: Mehbooba

Jammu, Aug 30 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief MinisterMehbooba Mufti today appealed to students to refrain fromstone pelting, and said if they keep indulging in suchactivities, the state will have no doctors, engineers andteachers in the future. "Children have to go to schools, study and come out asdoctors, dental surgeons, engineers, teachers". "But if they (students) throw stones in protest rallies,we will have no doctors, engineers and teachers in future,"Mehbooba said at an event here. The Chief Minister said education is a necessity for thedevelopment and growth of the country. "It was Mufti Mohammad Sayeed sahib, who always said thatif you want to build a strong community, you will have tonourish it with education and strengthen their power tothink." "Education is a multi-dimensional development of selfand the society. I am very happy that Jammu and Kashmir ismoving forward in its journey of educational sector," shesaid. Quoting an Arabic verse, Mehbooba said "as the holymonth of Ramzan is very important for the Muslim world, so isit important for boys and girls to get education. "It was my Kashmiri Pandit friends, who used to swear inthe name of education (vidhya), instead of family members,Gods and Goddesses. It was this tradition that was prevalentin the Valley of Kashmir," she said. She said the government is taking steps to create skilledand technical manpower in the state. PTI AB SGSMN


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