After girl’s appeal to PM goes viral, J&K school gets a makeover

In the viral video, schoolgirl Seerat Naz requested PM Modi to build a good school.

Kathua, Jammu and Kashmir:

Days after a Class 3 student urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi video message In order to ensure basic facilities at his school in Kathua district, the J&K administration has started work to give it a facelift.

Seerat Naz’s video appeal to the prime minister last week, which was widely shared on social media, prompted Director of School Education, Jammu, Ravi Shankar Sharma, to visit the government school located in the remote Lohai-Malhar block.

“Assalamu Alaikum Modiji. Kaise ho aap…aap sab ki baat suntey ho, meri bhi baat suno (Hello, Modiji. How are you? You listen to everyone, please listen to me also),” Naaz said in the beginning of her over. To install four minute video.

Speaking about the dilapidated condition of the school, Naaz said that the students are forced to sit on the dirty floor, which often stains their uniforms. He also threw light on the plight of toilets, the problem of open defecation and the incomplete construction work of the building.

“You listen to the whole nation, please listen to me and make a good school for us so that we can continue our education and not get scolded by our mothers,” said the girl in her passionate appeal. Prime Minister.

Taking note of the video clip, the J&K administration immediately swung into action to give a facelift to the school.

Sharma after visiting the school said, “A project worth Rs 91 lakh was sanctioned to upgrade the school on modern lines, but the work was held up due to some issues related to administrative approval. Now it has been resolved.” Is there and work is going on.”

The official said hundreds of schools are running in remote parts of the union territory and the government has already drawn up a detailed project to ensure proper and modern facilities in all these schools.

“We have also started construction of 1,000 new kindergartens in all districts of Jammu province and in the next three to four years we will be able to ensure construction of 250 kindergartens in each of the 10 districts (in Jammu province),” he said. ” ,

Sharma said that there are three types of funding available for improving school infrastructure under UT capex, district capex and overall. Over 2,500 projects have been completed under Samagra since 2018, while 6,000 more are in progress.

He said that the department is also utilizing UT capex and district capex to ensure best facilities to the students.

Naaz, who aspires to become an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, said she had made a video and is happy that her message has received a positive response.

He said, “I made the video myself to share my thoughts with our Prime Minister. I am glad that action has been taken and our school is getting a facelift.”

The villagers are also happy about the renovation of the school and expressed hope that it will be developed on modern lines like schools in urban areas.

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