The World Teachers Day was observed across Azad Jammu & Kashmir on Monday with renewal of the pledge to continue upholding the due respect and honour of the teachers.

Parents and students conveyed good wishes to the teachers. Special meetings and rallies of teachers and students were held at various places in AJK including Mirpur to mark the day. Parents sent complementary cards bearing good wishes to the teachers of their children on the occasion to express solidarity and respect for the latter. In similar ceremonies, teachers wore crowns to their students to express love and affection with their students to mark the day. Students on the occasion prayed for the prosperity and good luck of the teachers. Addressing a get together of students and teachers held at Government Boys Pilot High School, Akber Road, seasoned academicians including Head Teacher Muhammad Ajayab, Muhammad Latif Ghous and Mehmood highlighted the superiority and importance of the relation between student and the teacher. The speakers emphasised a need for maintaining the high decorum of the relation of teachers and students through showing maximum respect and honour for the teachers.

The speakers advised the children to respect their teachers since they are next to their parents in respect of honour and dignity. They called for obeying the orders of teacher all the time to keep soul satisfied besides fully acting upon the Islamic teachings which enshrined the superior status of the relation between student and teacher. The school management gave away special gifts to the academic and non-academic staff as a sign of renewal of the pledge of unity and teamwork on the day.