TRAINING COURSE FOR KASHMIRI TEACHERS CONCLUDES

December 22, 2009

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Prominent Journalist and general secretary of Adbee Markaz Kamraz Syed Shujaat Bukhari was the Chief Guest while Kashmir Private School Association Chairman M Y Manzar presided.

Speaking on the occassion Manzar said that the private schools were playing their role  for a healthy society cannot be ignored. “We have also suffered in turmoil but we never looked back and continued to contribute to society” he said adding that these schools are not purely run for business, which is the general notion in the society.

Manzar said that the KPSA was inspired to introduce Kashmiri in the schools through the efforts of Adbee Markaz Kamraz. “We are committed to teach the language in all our schools and this programme is part of that effort” he said.

Adviser KPSA Nazir Ahmad said that private schools have the credit of producing doctors, engineers, academicians and administrators and “this is the contribution in society”. He said that Kashmiri language was the identity of the nation and there cannot be any compromise on that. KPSA functionaries Altaf Gowhar and Abdur Rouf Zargar said that language was important to give a right direction to a student. They assured that the Association will continue to play its role in protecting the language. M Reyaz Rehgeer, Principal of Eve’s Garden School, who was the Resource Person for training programme said that the response of teacher’s was positive. “I feel happy in being part of this noble cause” he said.

Senior Journalist and general secretary Adbee Markaz Kamraz Syed Shujaat Bukhari, who was the Chief Guest said that efforts for giving Kashmiri language its due are bearing fruit. “When we started the movement in 1998 it was not clear whether we succeed” he said adding “but we achieved a breakthrough when Farooq Abdullah introduced the language in schools in 2000 which was a difficult decision for him to take amid opposition from bureaucracy”. He said that making it compulsory upto 8th standard was a major movement forward.

Teacher’s from nearly 40 schools participated in the programme and showed keen interest in the training. Except for two, all of them were females. Surraya Rasool a teacher from Green Valley School said that the effort should be to induct post graduates in Kashmiri to teach the language. Saima of New Convent School said that she was a science graduate but felt comfortable in her mother tongue.”It was a memorable experience for me” she said. KPSA district president Mushtaq Canny and others were also present on the occasion.

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