PSAK asks students to adopt Atiqa Bano as a role model


Private Schools Association of Kashmir (PSAK) has paid rich tributes to educationist and social worker Atiqa Bano who passed away recently.

A delegation of PSAK led by its president G N Var also visited the bereaved family to express their condolences and prayers.

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The association said that Atiqa Bano will be remembered for a long time for her service to the society. “She was a woman of courage and always committed to welfare of the society particularly women,” said Var. “She single handedly established around two dozen schools where hundreds of students got the quality education. And her other initiatives in education department proved highly beneficial.”

The association said that Atiqa Bano rose through a road full of challenges. “Despite her personal tragedy of losing father at young age, Atiqa Bano never felt discouraged. She accepted every challenge and emerged as a successful person,” said Var.

The association said that Atiqa should be a role model for our students. “We encourage our students to read about the life of Atiqa Bano how she rose from a humble background to the position of excellence. She never let any obstacle to block her way and she always found solutions to them,” said Var. “Her work on women empowerment is exemplary. It should guide our new generation.”

Var said that not only education, she also did a great job in preserving the culture and heritage of Kashmir. “Her museum Meeras Mahal stands testimony to her great work. She preserved the great legacy of Kashmir which was otherwise lost,” said Var.



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