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MENAFN - Arab News - 04/12/2013
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(MENAFN - Arab News) Education is the foundation of a strong and healthy society, Sri Lankan Ambassador Vadivel Krishnamoorthy observed here on Saturday.
The envoy was speaking at the Awards Day held to mark the silver jubilee celebrations of the Sri Lankan International School in Riyadh (SLISR) in the presence of parents, teachers, well-wishers and founders of the school at the Holiday Inn Qasr Hotel.
"Education plays a significant role in how one understands, perceives and adapts to the world. In today's rapidly changing world, the skill of flexibility and adaptation is crucial in all walks in life," Kirshnamoorthy said.
He pointed out that cyberspace had about a revolution in learning.
"Young people today can log on to the web and find everything they want to learn. Why do I say all this? Because we all know that the world is changing."
"Access to knowledge has exploded, but still 100 million young people are not able to go to school, or if they are, they are not receiving quality education. Inequality has decreased the number of teachers and resources available to build education institutions," he said.
Commenting on the performance of the school students, he said students' skills displayed at the recent exhibition clearly indicated that the SLISR had provided a broad platform for students to learn and maximize their potential.
"I consider this as the first step toward the overall success these children will experience in their lives.Education of the young is more important to the rest of us ever before. I hope you will celebrate this 25th anniversary first by expressing appreciation to the people who created this opportunity and secondly, redoubling the SLISR's efforts to continue its services to all students who have entered the school.

I as a patron of this school will do my best to support you in this endeavor," he concluded.
The chairman of the school board Azaar Saleem said the Sri Lankan community should be thankful to the founder members of the school who set up the institution on the initiative of former Ambassador Aboobucker Lebbe Hashim.
Former and present members of the school and teachers were presented with mementos as a token of appreciation from the school for their unstinted service toward the progress of the school.
A documentary of the annals of the school, prepared by a team headed by Mohammed Imran, was also shown to highlight the achievements of the school. According to the documentary, the school, which was set up with a group of eight students, has grown into an institution with more than 1200 students on the rolls.
The first student of the school, Farah Yusuf, is now a doctor practicing in Colombo. The school has produced a galaxy of doctors, engineers, accountants and professionals over the last two decades.
Principal Ahmed Nazeer who has served the institution for many years was also honored with a memento presented by the ambassador.


 


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