“Ashai Kocha” to be preserved as heritage building: Akhtar


SRINAGAR: The State government Tuesday said the erstwhile residence of Ghulam Ahmad Ashai, one of Kashmir’s leading educationists, will be preserved as a “Heritage Building”.

Education Minister, Naeem Akhtar, while interacting with the staff and students of Government Girls High School in Fateh Kadal locality of Srinagar, stated this. 

“Our society lacks role models and it is a small effort by the education department to recognize the immense work of Ashai saheb towards the Kashmiri society,” the Education Minister said, while recalling the contribution of Ashai towards the popularization of education in J&K.

He said the state government will formulate a proposal for renovation of “Ashai Kocha” which is part of Government Girls High School in Fateh Kadal. 

The building was donated by Ashai to the Education Department. 

Earlier, the Minister visited MP School in Bagh-e-Dilawar Khan area of downtown Srinagar where a college, sanctioned by the previous government with nine students and 15 teachers presently on its rolls, is being constructed on which the state government has so far spent Rs 2.95 crore.

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