Lack of  heating arrangements in schools challenging for students : AAP

Lack of  heating arrangements in schools challenging for students : AAP
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Srinagar, Nov 30:  Terming lack of proper heating arrangements in schools of Kashmir valley as a prime reason that makes life of students in winter season more challenging, state spokesperson of Aam Aadmi Party Sheema Farooqi has called for an audit in all the schools of Kashmir Valley and to ensure that proper heating arrangements are made available.

In a press statement, Farooqi said that education system in Jammu and Kashmir has always suffered due to different reasons in the past few decades and unfortunately  none of the governments made any arrangements to fix these issues.

She mentioned about dire need of heating arrangements in education institutions and said that there is need for proper heating arrangements in school as it is one of the major problem faced by the students but lack of arrangements results in the health concerns of children thus the causing disturbance in the whole circle of the society.

“ The government may expect students of certain class of the society to be warmly attired but what about others who cannot afford thermals and jackets to wear in the schools.” she said adding that,  “ We cannot be biased about any of the students and we have to treat everyone equally.”

She said that even though Kashmir is one of the finest places to visit as a tourist in winter but this season in Kashmir is equally challenging and due to lack of facilities during winter life comes to a halt for everyone.

She said that people in Kashmir valley face immense hardships during winter season and large scale curtailment in electricity supply makes things more challenging.

 Since there are no heating arrangements in educational institutions, government or private alike, we urge the authorities to prepone the vacations for all the students of all standards, or else provide proper heating arrangements, both in classroom as well as in their transportation, or else do not expect to pass a condition which is unbearable by the public, said Sheema Farooqi.

She further called for an audit of all education institutions in Kashmir Valley and to ensure that no schools remain unconnected from electricity and proper heating arrangements are made available in all the schools so that the young ones are facilitated for their studies.

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