January 2017 News

Kashmir: Interactive Session Organised To Motivate Students Affected By Unrest

30 January 2017
India Today

New Delhi: Several schools in the Kashmir valley organised an interactive session between students to encourage and inspire students affected by the series of unrest. The video-conferencing interactive session was participated by over 60 government schools from across 22 districts. The education system in the Kashmir valley is routinely disturbed by conflicts and agitation. Several schools were charred by unidentified miscreants following the annihilation of Hizbul Mujahideen commander, Burhan Wani, by the security forces. The unrest in the valley have injured thousands of people and claimed hundreds of lives. Several prominent figures from Kashmir and Kashmiri figures also participated in the session that lasted for a couple of hours. Students expressed that the interactive session with prominent figures and experts was helpful and rewarding. 'If you are motivated that you can do whatever you want, you can achieve it' 'There are difficulties, but if you are motivated that you can do whatever you want, you can achieve it,' said Dr Shahida Andrabi, a US-based Kashmiri scientist, as reported by NDTV. Dr Shahida Andrabi was also among those who leave for another country when activities of militancy were at its peak during the nineties. 'It doesn't matter what conditions are prevailing around you. When I was at your stage in Kashmir, the situation was exactly the same,' he added. What appeared more exemplary is that the state government successfully managed to conduct examinations immediately aftermath the chaos and several lost of lives. 'If there has been one discourse that survived the dark period of 2016, it was education. Even during the height of the trouble, we could conduct examinations of thousands of students,' remarked Jammu and Kashmir Education Minister Nayeem Akhtar.