KOZHIKODE: Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan has said that educational activities of the Markaz Knowledge City (MKC) led by Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker Musaliyar to bring the marginalized to the mainstream have earned national attention. Inaugurating the Alif International School set up as part of MKC here on Saturday, he said no society could develop when a large section was lagging.
“Those who frame the country’s constitution evolved the idea of reservation with this aspect in mind,” he said.
The chief minister said there has been an increase of five lakh students in the public education institutions in Kerala for the past three years. “This was achieved when the society was deploring the depletion of students in the government schools. Students, parents, educational experts and all those who have been working in the education sector worked hard for the achievement,” he said.
The rising cost of education has made quality education inaccessible to larger sections of society, Pinarayi said adding that the efforts of the Markaz has helped the students to get education with international standards.
The chief minister cautioned the academic community against converting religious faith to communalism and then to terrorism.
He lauded the Markaz for imparting education to all students cutting across caste and religion.
Sheikh Abubakr, the chairman of MKC, presided over the function.
He said the knowledge city would be the most beautiful multi-layered educational and cultural city in the state, which will be inaugurated in March 2020. Sayyid Ali Bafaki, Dr AP Abdul Hakkim Azhari, Dr Abdussalam Musaliyar, Ali Kunji Musaliyar and Ameer Hassan spoke at the function.