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Poster Competition – International Day of Education | Jan 24, 2019
January 24 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
24th January – Press Note (Islamabad)
Quality Education and character building is the key to success. Education Builds Character and Character Builds Nation. Poster Competition Conducted on the International Day of Education in Rawalpindi Arts Council.
United Nations proclaimed 24th Jan 2019 as an International Day of Education to support Sustainable Development Goal # 4 to ensure inclusive education and equitable quality education at all levels, so that the people will have lifelong learning opportunities. Character Education Foundation (CEF) also supports this global initiative by organizing a “Poster Competition” among students of different schools, colleges, and universities on the theme of “Education builds Character, Character builds nation”.
Senior Member Prime Minister Inspection Commission Syed Abu Ahmed Akif, Human Rights Activist Mushaal Hussein Mullick, Chairman Character Education Foundation Mahmood Ahmed, Former Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab Malik Mehrban Ali, Resident Director Arts Council Waqar Ahmed, Director Character Education Foundation Inam Ul Haq Masoodi were among the prominent figures attending Ceremony. Mahmood Ahmed told on this occasion that It is an initiative to gather people from all the sectors i.e. professionals from academia, NGOs, INGOs, Government sector and Private sector etc. at one platform to know about the importance of Education and educational initiatives to be undertaken in Pakistan. Because education does not only provide the ability to ‘read and write’ but It is a perfect combination of social, ethical and moral values which ultimately builds strong characters and productive nation. This poster competition was conducted in Rawalpindi Arts Council to portray the creative work done by school children and artists from all the age groups. The creative art work was displayed in an exhibition and winners were announced by the experts from Rawalpindi Arts Council. CEF’s effort to contribute in the celebration of International Day of Education on 24th January reflect our mandate of building characters through value-based education because CHARACTER MATTERS.
Speakers expressed their views on this occasion and said It is a vital ingredient of the economic development of any country. No nation has reached the level of optimum development until its educational system is improved. Pakistan being a developing country has always been evaluated on its alarming rate of literacy and poor educational initiatives undertaken since its establishment, which is a major setback in its economic development. 58% is the literacy rate projected in 2018, which is far below than other developing countries and terrifying also on the path of success. Pakistan has been one of the prominent Islamic states on the globe. However, it has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world with second largest out of school (5.1 million) children.
Along with the global importance of formal education, in this modern world, informal education is also given due position. Informal education doesn’t only comprise of vocational training but it also incorporates the value-based education especially pertaining to Quranic teaching and character-building initiatives. There are many private and not for profit organizations working in the field of Character education, yet only few of them are spreading the Quranic teachings with its true spirit.
PS Note: Character Education Foundation is one of the leading organisation in Pakistan that is working on values-based education in the country. (CEF) has been established to endow quality education, especially pertaining to Quranic teachings and Character education, among different schools, colleges, educational institutions, and organizations in the country. It was formed in January 2016. To date we have published 10 books, 25,000 schools have adopted our syllabus where 1,110,000 students studying this course. We have conducted 800 training workshops and trained 20,000 teachers