LAHORE Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said establishment of Danish Schools in the backward areas of the province is an important project of the Punjab government which will polish the abilities of the students of these areas besides eradicating ignorance and poverty. New avenues of progress will open up for the students of these centres of knowledge after completion of their studies and they will play their due role in the progress and development, he said, while asking teachers selected for Danish Schools to make full use of their skills to groom the students and spread education in the backward areas and work with missionary zeal. He met headmasters and headmistresses selected for Danish Schools of Hasilpur, Chistian and Rahimyar Khan here on Saturday. Talking to them, the CM said setting up of Danish Schools on the pattern of the best educational institutes in backward and less developed areas was a revolutionary step of his govt. He said students of backward areas had as much right over countrys resources as that of developed areas. Which is why, the Punjab govt decided to establish Danish Schools and started the project in the most backward areas. These Schools will serve as centres of knowledge and students of these institutes will become expert bankers, engineers, doctors and serve the country. Admission to these schools will be made on merit and there will be no bureaucratic and political interference in the affairs of Danish schools, he said. He further said the IT education would be an integral part of the Schools and it would be started from day one, and help eliminate extremism. Teachers reiterated the resolve that they would work with commitment and passion for imparting quality education to the students and make Danish schools role models for these areas, which would bring a positive change in backward areas. They paid tributes to the CM for launching Danish Schools project and said tthe setting up of quality educational institutions in backward areas was an example of his commitment for the promotion of education. They assured the CM that they would live up to his expectations and make all-out efforts to groom and educate students. Parliamentarians call on CM Parliamentarians of the national and provincial assemblies called on Chief Minister Punjab here on Saturday. MPA Ch Muhammad Ars-had presented a cheque worth Rs five lakh and a representative of a private organisation presented a cheque for Rs 2.5million to the CM for the relief and rehabilitation of flood affectees. Members informed the CM about peoples grievances as well as ongoing development projects in their respective areas. MNA Shafqat Baloch, MPAs Saiful Malook, Yawar Zaman, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Bhart, Maulana Ilyas Chanioti, Ahmad Khan Baloch, Waris Kaloo and Syed Ahmad Mujtaba Gilani met the CM.