BAHAWALPUR - Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday inaugurated Danish School, Hasilpur as part of the provincial governments vision to provide equal opportunities of quality education to the children of the poor for a better future. Addressing the ceremony, Shahbaz underlined the need for opening Danish schools across the country to end deprivation among the poor. The step was inevitable for a strong and progressive Pakistan, since a justice-based society, where the children of the elite and the poor have an equal access to quality education, is the order of the day, he said. Condemning the criticism of his vision, the CM said he fully takes responsibility for the great project that would surely bring about a revolution in society as the talent and national service by the students of these schools will prove it to be the right move. Shahbaz said he would continue to serve the poor as a national service according to the teachings of Islam and Sunnah of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He said he was committed to raising a justice-based society in the province through equality in every field. The poor have an equal right to opportunities in every walk of life, he said. The CM said he was ready to face every allegation for the well-being of the poor and would continue with such measures for their welfare. Giving the poor and deserving their right is not a crime, he added. Mian Shahbaz Sharif said if he could recover the plundered Rs 50 billion of the Bank of Punjab, he would spent every penny to open more Danish schools in the province. He said he would continue to work for the noble cause to bring about a change in the lives of the poor. Without education, especially technical education, we could not progress, therefore it is essential to open a new door on the majority of the people through better education, said the CM. If we claim to be Muslims, we have to prove it with unity and a nation spirit. Mian Shahbaz Sharif said getting rid of foreign loans was also an absolute must for prosperity. We have to rely on our own resources to survive in a respectable manner, he added. A number of heads of foreign missions, representative of the United Nations, vice-chancellors of the Punjab University, UET, Lahore and Islamia University, Bahawalpur, Sindh senior minister Pir Mazahar-ul-Haq, CM senior adviser Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khosa, educationists, MNAs and MPAs of the area and parents of the schoolchildren attended the ceremony. The students of Danish School, Hasilpur presented a tableau and sang national and folk songs on the occasion. A hundred and ten boys and as many girls have been admitted to the 6th class at the school. The school is built over 400 acres, with separate sections for boys and girls. Highly-qualified teachers have been recruited for the school.