Budgam: The directorate of school education is contemplating special training for teachers with diploma or degree in Kashmiri language. The teachers will be trained so that they can in turn teach the Kashmiri subject upto higher secondary level. This was told by director school education Kashmir Gulam Nabi Itoo during interaction with media persons on the sidelines of a three-day literary cum cultural festival at Budran village in Magam of central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
“We have several teachers who are having diplomas or certified degrees in Kashmiri subject. They will be given a special training on priority basis so that they will get promoted and can teach in the higher secondary level schools in Kashmir.”
“Although the Kashmiri students have lost interest in their mother tongue but the education department has a huge responsibility and capability to utilize the manpower,” he said.
He said the education department will shortly hold a book exhibition in Kashmir to encourage and promote the work of Kashmiri literature and literary persons as well.
“The books of all the literary persons would be kept available at the 30 percent concession rates,” he said.
Earlier Dr Itoo inaugurated three-day festival “Samanbal”. Besides prominent personalities from Kashmir, the district magistrate Budgam Mohammad Haroon Malik also attended the function. He said that the students of this generation should focus on carrying the literary work done by our elders to coming generations. “He added that organising such functions was the need of the hour. He said this was the way to remember the work of “our literary persons”.