SHOPIAN: Rehab Kash, an initiative started by youth to provide study material including books among needy students, seeks help from public.
Although a number of libraries are run by government in the state but these fail in providing latest, informative and competitive books among the needy students. Moreover, these libraries are operational only during day time from 10am to 4pm.
Chief Coordinator of Rehab Kash, Raja Ishfaq said, “We have taken this initiative keeping in mind the problems faced by students particularly in far flung and economically backward areas. Now, we want help from students, teachers and other scholars who have completed their studies or those who have no need of these books, so that this initiative can help the needy ones”.
He said Rehab Kash has made reading rooms available for the students in Shopian where they can read as well as take books for learning purposes. “They can make their participation in competitive exams as well,” he said.
In a state like Jammu and Kashmir where internet breakdown is a routine, initiatives like Rehab Kash can help students to a greater extent.
Ishfaq said the initiative is aimed at providing books free of cost among the economically backward students. “We provide all types of books including science, literature, politics, history, engineering and general knowledge,” he said.
Rehab Kash seeks donations and help from all the students and teachers who posses various books which are less or no use to them. “The same will be distributed among the deserving hardworking students of the valley who cannot afford these books by themselves,” he said.
Rehab group told Kashmir Reader that they already have contacted various valley-wide scholars, teachers, professors, doctors and students for their help.
“We have chosen district Shopian for our beginning as even Amazon.com doesn’t provide delivery to this mountainous district,” they said.