Children at a Shalimar orphanage interact with chief justice

Children at a Shalimar orphanage interact with chief justice

Make required staff and other facilities available: CJ

Srinagar: The students of an orphanage in Shalimar Tuesday interacted with Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and complained of non –availability of physical teachers in the orphanage.
Shafiq, a student of the orphanage said, “We don’t have physical teachers besides we don’t have subject specified teachers.”
The superintendent of the orphanage, Afroza Akhtar, also raised the issue of non-availability of staff. “We have very little staff and we are unable to teach all subjects,” she said, adding, “We also want upgradation of orphanage so that we can get more facilities for students.”
Taking a note, Chief Justice directed authorities to comply with the orders of the court and make required staff and other facilities available “as soon as possible”.
The concerned officials informed the chief justice that a proposal is in its final stages and soon the orphanages will be provided with adequate staff.
During a previous hearing of a PIL on orphanages, Chief Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed had said that children of orphanages should be given exposure of outer world as they also dream of becoming doctors and engineers.
“We have to get them to their dream and this can only be done when they get knowledge of different things,” Chief Justice Ahmed had said.
The court had also directed concerned officials to take the children of orphanages to different places, so that they get a chance to interact and experience the best things which are available.
Eighteen students from classes 8 to 10, who interacted with the justices talked about their ambitions of becoming doctors, engineers, teachers and few of them talked about becoming lawyers and pilots.
Chief Justice briefed the students about the functioning of the court after one of the students asked what single and double benches were and how cases were resolved. He further stressed these kind of initiatives should be taken for children so that they will learn from first hand experiences.


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