Pampore: Teachers of a government school in a village in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district have arranged a van for poor students. The funding of the van will come from the donated salaries of the staff.
The van was handed by the staff to the concerned Zonal Educational Officer (ZEO) Javaid Ahmad who officially dedicated it for the students of the school during an impressive function on Wednesday.
“I appreciate my teachers who contributed money out of their pockets for purchasing a van worth rupees 2 lakh and 60 thousand,” Javid Ahmad told Kashmir Reader.
He added that a joint account in the name of the school was opened by the teachers and each of them contributes rupees 1000 per month for arranging fuel and salary of the driver.
“No student will be charged bus fee,” he said.
He told Kashmir Reader that it was the head teacher, Sunil Kumar, who took this initiative along with another teacher Muzaffar Ahmad.
“Parents of various students had demanded for arranging a vehicle for their kids and building infrastructure in the school,” he said, adding the teachers bought benches for students and now arranged a vehicle.
“The school has sufficient infrastructure and it looks attractive like a commercial school,” he said