n times where women are still not seen on par with men, a city women is working hard to educate hundreds of childrens by running two educational institutions, one in north Kashmir, and second in central Kashmir’s Srinagar district.
Ishrat Tanki, 37- yr-old women, hailing from Shalimar area of Central Kashmir’s Srinagar district, has completed her Bachelors from Jamia Millia University and later completed Software engineering from Aptech Delhi.
“Since the beginning of civilization, there has been bulk evidence of women being considered inferior to men. Almost every country, no matter how progressive has a history of ill-treating women. This has eventually nudged women to retrospect their status in society and has even led women from all over the world to be rebellious to reach the status they have toda,” said Tanki.
In 2015, Ishrat established the branch of educational institution in Tappar area of north Kashmir’s Pattan, through which she gave employment to at least 30 well educated youth.
“After marriage, i return back to Valley from Dubai, i saw academics were destroyed here due to untoward situations, so i decided to set-up a school for bright future of students in rural area,” Ishrat said.
According to Ishrat, her father is running bussiness in Mumbai. Since an early age, i was working alongside with my father, he raised me a handworker and taught me incredible life lessons, he has been the root of my drive and inspiration to become successful in my mission.
“We recently conducted an interview to hire some boys from valley for our business, among them most candidates were from rural and far-flung areas,” Tanki said.
Ishrat said that education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process.
“School has to play vital role for bring development in students, as well as academics and Co-Curricular activities, my main motive is to provide exposure to the students, so they can’t suffer any hardship in future,” she added.
Ishrat further said, “it is tough for women to manage household chores, administering and motherhood, in beginning i face too much hardship, but i didn’t lost hope.”
“Empowering a woman today will lead to a progressive society for tomorrow and this silver lining should be our motivation in analyzing any gender equality discussion,” she added.