Gulmarg School Faces Closure, Courtesy Govt

Srinagar – The centrally-funded Kendriya Vidyalaya in Gulmarg is on the verge of closure with its roll dropping from 175 to 11 as it has had to change locations several times because of government withholding land.

Set up some years ago in a private building, the school had come as a boon for underprivileged families seeking quality education for their children.

Initially running up to class five, the school had later been upgraded to class 12, but parents were forced to withdraw their children as it lacked stability.

Though after a long series of meetings between school authorities and the government, the forest department had been directed to allot 40 kanals of land for the institution, the order was never implemented.

The school chairman had even deposited the required sum of Rs 14.23 lakh with the public exchequer, but still the land was not granted.

From 175 students last year, the present roll of the school has dropped down to 11, putting a big question mark on its future. Observer News Service

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