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J&K schools named after martyrs lack adequate infrastructure

Last Updated on December 30, 2021 at 10:38 am

In a major step taken by Jammu and Kashmir government of renaming schools after the martyrs but to utter shock these schools are having inadequate infrastructure and meager facilities.

The purpose of renaming schools were to provide tribute and show a token of respect towards the martyrs but not providing proper infrastructure to these schools, the real purpose is not served.

 On October 19, 2021 decision was passed to name schools, roads and buildings after martyrs and eminent persons under “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebrations.  The Council had stated that as a mark of respect and acknowledgement, the identified infrastructure will be renamed after the martyrs and living legends from J&K.

General Administration Department vide Order No.1161 dated October 29, 2021 gave a sanction to name infrastructure assets after the martyrs and eminent personalities which was widely praised by public.

But it has come to light that several schools which have been named after the martyrs does not have even basic facilities and adequate infrastructure for the students as no serious attention has been paid.

As per Daily Excelsior, Government Primary School Mandi in Reasi district, which has been named after martyred Special Police Officer Abdul Rashid is being run from a ‘kacha’ private house as no efforts have been made till date by the Government to provide land for construction of infrastructure.

As per reports, there is no proper space in the school to erect the board mentioning—Martyr Abdul Rashid Government Primary School Mandi though Sarpanch of the area has offered a piece of land for raising permanent structure of the school but no progress so far has been made. There are several schools especially in the rural areas of UT, which have been named after the martyrs but lacks boundary walls and other infrastructure besides adequate number of teachers for imparting education to the students.