SRINAGAR: Minister for Finance and Labour & Employment, Dr Haseeb A Drabu Wednesday said schools in Kashmir Valley should become centers for change in addressing the social disorder and chaos in our society.
“No human being is born with the innate desire for ferment. We grew up in a normal environment but today, it’s an abnormal situation. Schools are the best places to understand and effect the change we require to make J&K a peaceful and prosperous state,” he said.
“Schools must take cognizance of the situation around and train students to face the real world, not just for landing good jobs. Give them (students) tools to understand the situation. Once they deal with it, they will be able to change it,” he said.
Dr Drabu said schools should evolve as per the cultural context in which they are located, “Every school has a culture around it and it should adapt some of its teachings. We must spend time to venture into troubled societies and bring sensitivity among the students which will also help in chalking out long term solution to our problems,” he said.
The Minister was speaking at a felicitation ceremony organized by Doon International School here for its two students, Moomina Manzoor and Mehsood Fatima, and their coach, Umar Akbar, who won gold and silver medals at a Taekwondo championship held at Macau, China last month.
Congratulating the students, Dr Drabu said they have brought laurels for J&K and the entire country, “I am amazed by the kind of talent we have in Kashmir. You need nurturing and caring and I am sure you will continue to scale newer heights,” he said.