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Social activist’s efforts bear fruit

Social activist’s efforts bear fruit
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Two minor daughters of a ‘scavenger’ granted admission in school

Srinagar: Putting up in a tented accommodation on the roadside of Sanat Nagar bypass in Srinagar, Sindhu Sharma (name changed) hailing from Bareilly Uttar Pradesh lives either by alms, scavenging or by selling petty items on the roadside.

Earning a meager sum alongside her husband Amit Kumar, Sindhu supports her kids including two daughters Sarika and Nisha with minimal available means.

Having heard the slogans of “Beti Padao Beti Bachao” Sindu desired for a change and subsequently decided to enroll her daughters in a nearby primary school run by the J&K government as the first generation learners of her family.

Sindhu said that she somehow nurtured her unkempt daughters and took them to get admitted in a school.

The school authorities, she said sought various documents and later agreed to put their daughters in the classroom with a rider.

She said she was directed to maintain the “proper cleanliness and hygiene” of her little daughters while continuing in school.

However, after some complain about a minor theft by the girls, they were shunted out of the school, she said.

Demotivated and discouraged, Sindhu lost hope and left the dream of educating her daughters.

Immediately upon hearing this ordeal of Sindhu through a local inhabitant Arshad Dijoo, a social activist residing in the same area swiftly brought her ordeal into the notice of the UT administration.

Arshad said that he “immediately contacted” Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Director School Education Kashmir, Joint Director School Education Kashmir and also intimated the Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta and Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar Advisor to the LG Manoj Sinha.

Notably swift cognizance was taken under the Union government’s flagship program of ” Beti Padhao Beti Bachao” and officials of the school education department assured immediate action,” Arshad said.

On Tuesday morning Arshad said that he was contacted again by the Directorate of School Education Kashmir and invited to attend the formal admission process of the two daughters of Sindhu who live by the roadside performing menial jobs in the area.

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