As a mark of defiance against the bandh calls, to spread the importance of education and to inspire youth to rejoin schools, a unique initiative, “School Chalo Abhiyaan” has been started,”
The Legitimate Desk
The army has launched a “School Chalo Abhiyaan” across valley to motivate students to rejoin schools which remained closed for over 105 days after the Hizbul Commander Burhan Muzaffer Wani was killed in South Kashmir village on July 8.
“The silent sufferers of the ongoing turmoil in the valley have been the school going children whose future is being adversely affected due to the closing down of educational institutions. As a mark of defiance against the bandh calls, to spread the importance of education and to inspire youth to rejoin schools, a unique initiative, “School Chalo Abhiyaan” has been started,” reads the statement issued by the 15 Corps, Srinagar.
On the first day of campaign over 200 students and 10 teachers from various schools of Sumbal and its adjoining villages participated.
The Army said that the local army unit in Sumbal also encouraged the participants by distributing books, stationary and sports equipment to further boost the infrastructure of the schools.
“Parents and elders were urged to send their children to schools so that they were not deprived of their basic right,” it reads further.
The army said that the locals of the area besides the teachers and the parents of the children welcomed the efforts of the Army and unanimously agreed that peace is the only way forward for a brighter Kashmir.