A women hostel, with a capability of 100 beds, is being constructed in the Ganderbal district’s Kangan right here which goals to present aid to students from the tribal communities who journey lengthy distances on daily basis for research.
Students from far-flung areas, particularly from the Gujjar and Bakarwal communities are sometimes unable to afford personal lodging in the district and are anticipated to significantly benefit from the brand new hostel being constructed under the Centre’s Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA).
The venture is being carried out by the Roads and Building division of the Jammu and Kashmir administration.
According to Ishfaq Rather, Junior Engineer of the venture, the price of the 597-square meter hostel is about Rs 306 lakhs and comes geared up with spacious dorms, washrooms on each flooring, a warden’s room, and a medical room.
“The hostel is a two-story building and has been approved under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan. It is being built at a cost of about 306 lakhs and covers 597 square meters. Each floor has washroom facilities. A warden’s room and medical facility will also be built,” Rather stated.
“About 80 per cent of the construction is complete, including the framework and structure of the building. Just the finishing and cleaning up are left. We hope to complete it within a couple of months and students from Wusan and Chhattargul can start coming in around March next year,” he added.
Local residents lauded the venture, saying that it could present much-needed lodging to poor students.
“Students who come from far-flung areas have to travel several kilometers every day to reach their educational institutions. This is an excellent step by the government as the girls will now be able to focus on their studies,” Muzzafar Ahmad, an area resident, advised ANI.
Asif Ahmad, an area pupil, additionally hailed the transfer, saying that many younger women from the Gujjar Bakarwal tribes would benefit significantly.
“Students have to travel for hours daily for their studies. Winter nights are especially difficult for girls as it gets dark early and many have left their studies due to this issue. This 100-bedded hostel will be able to accommodate students and will greatly help in the upliftment of the Gujjar Bakarwal community,” Ahmad stated.