The ‘knowledge is power’ and students are duty bound to reap the maximum benefits from the resources provided to schools under the Government’s education sector development initiatives, said President Mahinda Rajapaksa.
Students should reach high standards in education to conquer the world, he added.
The President was addressing schoolchildren of Delft Maha Vidyalaya in Delft Island after opening a Mahindodaya Technology Laboratory yesterday (Oct. 14). That is one of the 96 Mahindodaya Technical Laboratories being constructed in the Northern Province aiming to open doors for the advancing technology world to the school children.
“With the establishment of a Mahindodaya Technical Laboratory you are lucky to explore the modern technological world. A student with technological knowhow is a resource for the country and the world. Therefore, your target should be to be a front liner in education,” the President said.
“Moreover, such a laboratory brings modern technology, which was limited to the urban area to remote areas, he said.
President Rajapaksa said his Government has brought technology to the village allowing all children access to equal opportunities. He added that he knows the value of it since he is also from a remote area.
The President said the Government took measures to construct 1,000 Mahindodaya Technical Laboratories throughout the country allowing the younger generation to conquer not only the country but also the world since technology plays a pivotal role in the modern world.
The President also presented bank pass books with monetary gifts to students of Delft Maha Vidyalaya, who passed the Grade Five Scholarship Examination.