Education is something that pierces through any barriers and that’s exactly what is happening in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district. Amid uneven terrain and unprecedented climatic conditions, community classes are being held on higher reaches of the PirPanjal region of J&K Rajouri district for children belonging to the tribal nomadic communities.
The classes are held on a seasonal basis for six months and currently, seven such seasonal community centers are operational on higher reaches of the PirPanjal region to ensure that no children feel isolated from education due to migration.
Secretary to Government Tribal Affairs Department, J&K, Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary mentioned that the administration has conducted surveys to identify regions where schools can be constructed. The administration has also focused on tribal children who are mostly detached from education due to migration and is planning various schemes to reach out to the nomadic children in order to connect them with mainstream education facilities.
Interacting with ANI, Dr. Choudhary said that the nomadic people live in the most difficult circumstances. And the union education department is provided with the survey report data. He also said LG Manoj Sinha has directed the administration to build residence schools for the tribal children. So, whenever these communities migrate uphill, they can leave their children in the residential schools where all needs of their children will be taken care of.