esidents of Yakerbaru village and its adjoining areas of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district, aghast for not having appropriate structure for a girls middle school which has been operating at a private establishment for almost couple of decades.
The KBGV (Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya) is a boarding Middle school established in 2011 at Yakerbaru Kapran village run by the government of India for the weaker sections.
Talking to Good Morning Kashmir, the residents of Yakerbaru Kapran village said that despite decades of being functional in a rented building, there is a dearth of space and unavailability of proper infrastructure, causing utmost inconvenience to students.
The plan (KBGV) was introduced by the Government of India in August 2004. It was then integrated into the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan program, to provide educational facilities for girls belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, minority communities and families below the poverty line in Educationally Backward Blocks.
“Around 40 students are registered at the institution and have been suffering due to the lack of proper infrastructure day in out,” locals said, adding that no one from administration or school education department cares about the future of the Union Territory.
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There is not sufficient space & other facilities like toilets, playgrounds, library, etc for students at the institution.they said. Adding that there is no playground for students to indulge in activities and apart from that, there is not even proper space to have the food or discuss things with other students during the break time.
Talking to GMK, Tabasum Bashir, Incharge warden of the school said that the students are facing difficulties for a long time, as the institution does not have its own structure.
“We have raised the issue with concerned authorities too many times, and they assured us that the issue will be solved as soon as possible, but unfortunately nothing happened till now,” said Tabasum.
“The school has lost its importance in the eyes of the students as well as the residents of the vicinity as the District administration has failed to identify the land for the school,” locals said.
Meanwhile, talking to GMK, SDM Dooru, Abdul Rasheed said that I have no information regarding the school and assured that they will look into the matter and solve the problem as soon as possible.