25 mobile schools to migrate with nomads in J-K

first_imgJammu, Apr 15 (PTI) Ahead of the annual migration of nomadic Gujjars and Bakerwal families this month, authorities in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir today said over two dozen schools would move with them to ensure proper educational facilities to students.A total of 25 schools having an enrolment of 801 students – 410 boys and 391 girls – will move with the migratory population.� “These schools have been provided 45 teachers for running the schools in higher reaches during the annual migration to higher reaches in Kashmir,? an official spokesman said.He said district development commissioner, Rajouri, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary finalized the plan at a meeting of senior officers from various departments and heads of migratory schools along with staff.The annual migration of nomadic Gujjars and Bakerwal families is beginning later this month.The spokesman said another 41 schools for tribal population would remain stationary which will cater to 1,451 students including 802 boy students and 651 girl students where 95 teachers have been posted.Choudhary directed that books and uniform be provided to the students before migration.� ?It was decided in the meeting that apart from educational aids, the department will also provide sports equipment and first aid kits for each migratory school.�?A comprehensive plan for self-defence training was also discussed and finalized. The students are also being provided scholarship by the Tribal Affairs Department,? the spokesman said.He said the Chief Education Officer was directed to regularly monitor attendance in migratory schools during the period and it was impressed upon the heads of schools to hold mandatory parent-teacher meetings twice a month during the period of migration.�advertisement ?A special squad would check the attendance. Record and pictures of such meetings and classes will have to be shared online,? the spokesman said.He said Choudhary directed that all girl students would be provided with special education kits this year and scholarship to meritorious students.� He asked the departments to lay special focus on skill development and to organise courses for these students which would be monitored by his office.The schools migrating to Drass, Kargil, Ganderbal, Anantnag, Gurez, Budgam, Kangan, Dachigham and Sukhnai would be provided with gadgets, stationery, tents, ration and other requirements, the spokesman said.� He said other issues related to ration, training, examination, awards to best performers and ICDS support were also discussed in the meeting. PTI TAS� DV DVlast_img read more

World Cup 2018: Even Mo Salah could not fulfill the Egyptian dream in Russia

first_imgA football World Cup is special for every team but it was a little extra special for Egypt as they made a comeback to the quadrennial event after 28 years.In their previous appearances, the Pharaohs had failed to register even a single win. But with Mohamed Salah in their ranks this time, Egypt were hoping to finally bring an end to their win-less run. But that didn’t happen.Salah, who scored 44 goals in his debut campaign for Liverpool, suffered a shoulder injury in the Champions League final against Real Madrid and that proved too costly for his nation as heavily impacted their preparations for the World Cup.”It would have been a lot more desirable to have had him with us as we prepared,” mused coach Hector Cuper, whose meticulous pre-tournament preparations in Switzerland were skipped by Salah as the striker battled to be fit for Russia.2018 FIFA WORLD CUP: FULL COVERAGEThe ‘will he, won’t he play’ speculation extended past the opening game, where Cuper took a view that the match against Uruguay would be their toughest Group A assignment and opted not to risk Salah with two less taxing fixtures to follow.Salah’s subsequent comeback was expected to lift Egypt’s performance up several gears and although he scored against Russia and Saudi Arabia, they lost both to limp home amid bitter disappointment and still without a win at the finals.There had been high expectations after Egypt qualified last year, ramped up after the North Africans were handed what most fans considered a favourable draw and with Salah’s remarkable goal-scoring exploits for Liverpool adding fuel to the fire.advertisementFIFA WORLD CUP: FIXTURES | POINTS TABLESince their last appearance in 1990, Egypt dominated African football in both the African Nations Cup and at club level but botched successive World Cup qualifying campaigns until reaching the finals became an obsessive aim for the country.Veteran Argentine-born coach Cuper delivered the Holy Grail, whipping a relatively inexperienced squad into a workmanlike outfit, which served primarily to exploit Salah’s speed on the counter attack.However, an over-reliance on the 26-year-old became all too apparent as Egyptians recoiled in horror when he landed awkwardly on his shoulder in Kiev, in a tumble whose painful outcome effectively sabotaged their hopes.The team now heads home to an uncertain future with Cuper set to depart and the domestic game in turmoil as clubs feel the financial pinch of spectator restrictions imposed by authorities in the wake of the Arab Spring uprising some seven years ago.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more