Students risk their lives to attend classes

Hundreds of students from border areas of Tarkundi despite facing tough conditions have not given up their studies.
Students risk their lives to attend classes
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Hundreds of students from border areas of Tarkundi despite facing tough conditions have not given up their studies. They reach Government High School Niaka Panjgrian everyday to ensure that they don't miss their classes. 

GK correspondent yesterday reached Government High School Niaka Panjgrian located in Tarkundi sector the lone High School in the area and was kept open by administration as mortar shells fired by other side do not reach this school.  It was found that majority of the students enrolled in the institution were present.

Locals and students informed that High School Niaka Panjgrian is the alone High School in whole Panjgrian belt in Tarkundi and students from several villages located near LoC also come to this school. 

" Forward villages including Niaka Top, Peryalil, Kundi Nakar, Sharma Basti were pounded heavily last night by Pakistan with mortar shells with dozens of these shells landed in civil areas " locals informed.

On query, school management informed that more than one hundred students of their school, especially in 9th and 10th class, are from the above stated villages where heavy shelling took place last night. " Most of these students are present in the school have come from their villages where shells landed " officials of school management informed. 

A student namely Waseem Akram from Panjgrian Top, while talking to Greater Kashmir, said that more than ten mortar shells landed near his house but he decided to come to school for studies. 

" I did not sleep last night as heavy mortar shelling took place " Waseem said.

But I decided to brave all the risks and to come school, he added.

Another student namely Asif Jeelani, who also reached school from the village where heavy shelling took place last night, said that the situation in their area is grim. " Shelling ceased in the morning and I decided to come to school " he added.

On being asked about the risk for coming to school, Asif said, " Yes, I know it's risky as no one knows when shelling will resume but studies is also important." 

" We, teachers are also extending all possible help to the students " school teachers said

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