Principal Secretary School Education and Skill Development, Dr. Asgar Hasan Samoon, Saturday conducted whirlwind tour of Ganderbal district to take first hand appraisal of various development projects being taken up in education sector in the district besides reviewing measures being taken up to compensate the academic loss due to COVID-19 lockdown.
Deputy Commissioner (DC), Shafqat Iqbal, Director School Education Kashmir, Mohammad Younis Malik, Director Skill Development Sajad Hussain Ganaie, other concerned officers and officials accompanied the Principal Secretary.
Principal Secretary had a detailed review of several works which inter alia included construction of 3 storey additional class room block, construction of Art/Craft room, Library and Science block at Government Girls Higher Secondary school, Ganderbal, under construction building of cafeteria and work shop at Government Polytechnic College, Hatbura besides newly constructed 10 room double storey additional class room block at Government Boys High School Theeru.
During his visit to GG Higher Secondary School, Ganderbal, Samoon was informed that additional class room block has been constructed at the cost of Rs 199.50 lakh while Art/Craft Room, Library and Science block has been constructed with Rs. 42.50 lakh.
Dr. Samoon also directed for maintenance of herbal garden and cutting of bushes/weeds around the school premises.
Meanwhile, Principal Secretary distributed aids and appliances like Daisy players among blind children, hearing aids, wheel chairs and cerebral palsy chairs among “Children with Special Needs” under Samagra Shiksha in a camp organized at GHSS Ganderbal.
Meanwhile, Sarpanch along with locals met the Principal Secretary and submitted memorandum for up-gradation of same School for which he directed the Director School Education to review the feasibility for the same.