The work on two government school buildings in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district is complete. Equipped with black boards, water coolers, electricity and modern toilets, students and teachers are overjoyed with their inauguration. Around 100 schools are functioning in the open in Rajouri district and the government plans to construct buildings in their place. These two new schools are part of the government's project.
Jyoti, a teacher at one of the schools, told ANI that earlier there was no proper infrastructure, but since the construction project's announcement, there is an increase in the number of students after the project to construct new school buildings started.
"Earlier, we used to teach only a handful of students as we didn't have proper classrooms. Children were forced to study under a tree in the hot summers and even in the rainy season. But now, we are able to impart quality educations as we have proper infrastructure," Ms Jyoti said.
Expressing happiness over getting a new classroom, a student said, that they can now sit for hours with ease.
"Not only classroom, we are now getting new books, pencils, pen and other study materials free of cost from our teachers. I am very happy now," the student added.
Last year, the Jammu and Kashmir government, headed by then Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, announced that Rajouri district will get 100 new school buildings so that the children residing in the area can get proper education.