Valpoi: Stating that education is a must for every human being as it makes one a civilised person, joint director of Income Tax Goa, Shanawaz-Ul Rahman has said that every person irrespective of caste, creed and religion should aspire to get educated as it will create a good society.
Shahnawaz was addressing a gathering during the felicitation function of SSC and HSSC toppers organised by Phoenix Socio Cultural Association (PSCA) at Unity hall, Valpoi.
Councillors of Valpoi Municipal Council Sarfaraz Sayyad, Parveen Shaikh and Shehzeen Shaikh, president of PSCA Abdulla Khan, president of PSW Majeeda Aga, PWWSHG Shuneza Khan were also present on the dais.
Speaking further, Shahnawaz said that children need to be inspired at right time to achieve their goal. To inspire students, he further spoke on the life of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar who struggled hard to get educated despite facing discrimination.
Shahnawaz further said, “Timely changes are much needed for each and every community to survive and meet the challenges of the fast-growing world.”
He further urged parents to encourage their children at the beginning stage so that they remain motivated and explained the pattern of high status civil service exam before students and advised them to keep themselves away from negativity.
Meritorious students Sidra Khan of Unity high School, Amey Joshi of Our Lady of Lourdes High School, Sanjana Naik of Sree Ram High School, Anishka Moraskar of Hanuman Vidyalaya High School, Pratiksha Jadhav of GHS and Tasreen Dastagiri of National High School and respective heads of the school were felicitated.
Around 150 eminent citizens, teachers and students attended the function. Earlier, Abdulla Khan welcomed the gathering. Aruna Rane and Tehreen Beig compered the function while Shuneza Khan proposed the vote of thanks.