LAKKI MARWAT - Speakers at a ceremony Friday said that placing teachers on high esteem in a society is inevitable for its development and prosperity, as without the help of teachers no nation can get developed.
They said while speaking at a certificate distribution ceremony in Government Primary School No 2, Meenakhel, Lakki Marwat, on Friday. The District Elementary and Secondary Education Department with the support of National Commission for Human Development had arranged the event to mark World Teachers Day and distribute appreciation certificates among the best teachers of primary, middle, high and higher secondary schools of the district. NCHD district general manager Tahir Sharif presided over the function while ESED district officer Muhammad Ayyub was the chief guest on the occasion.   
“Take a stand for teachers is the slogan of World Teachers Day 2012,” speakers said and underlined the need for providing teachers with adequate training, professional development and protecting their genuine rights. They said that teachers should become role models for their students and other individuals of the society as competent and motivated teachers could impart quality education.
“The present government has provided better pay scales and incentives package to the teachers besides increasing their salaries, therefore they should perform their professional obligations honestly,” they maintained.
“People from all segments of society should admire the role of teachers,” they added.
Later participants of the function held a walk to launch awareness about the importance of Salam Teachers Day and usefulness of administration of oral polio vaccine to children below five years.
They started walk from Government Primary School No 2, Meenakhel and after passing through old Kachery Road converged near Eidgah. Participants also carried banners highlighting the importance of anti polio drives and immunisation of kids against the fatal epidemic in each round.