School on Indo-Pak border shaping careers of many students

November 14th, 2007 - 2:53 am ICT by admin  
Majha, Oct 26 (ANI): A school in Narli village on the Indo-Pak border in the Majha region has the distinction of shaping the careers of many students who have achieved eminent positions in the field of medicine, education, the armed forces and engineering.

Now, those who passed out from the school have got together to help reinforce education in this border village.

The village did not have the required infrastructure and amenities. Being a border village, it also faced tribulations during days of tension with Pakistan.

But, what makes the village proud is its Government Secondary School.

The alumni of the school in India and abroad joined hands to make the village much more attractive.

“The members not only include NRIs, but many who are settled in Chandigarh, Amritsar and Jalandhar. The villagers have allotted land to open up educational institutions for those who migrated from Sindh, Pakistan and elsewhere. Out of 60 acres, they donated 6 acres to schools,” said Manveen Sandhu, wife of an alumnus (Principal, Springdale School, Amritsar)

The Springdale Educational Society in Amritsar, run by an Alumnus from Narli School, established a state-of-the-art computer centre in the village two years ago.

“Springdale Educational Society is helping us a lot by providing computers and teachers. Government teachers at schools located in the border areas get transferred whereas the private teachers regularly guide and teach us,” said Mahima, a teacher.

A computer education in the village is like a dream come true for the students.

“Computer education is necessary for the new generation because everything is now dependent on computers. Every child should get an education of computers,” added Sudha, another teacher.

The Springdale society has also recruited private teachers to run regular classes.

The girls do not drop out of the school and these days make `rural education’ a reality.

Lakha Singh, Headmaster of the School, said, “The village has witnessed a great transformation. People are proud when their daughters are appointed as teachers in their own school. They are happy, as their financial condition has improved. The educated children in the border villages get good marriage offers. All these combine to make villagers understand the need for education.”

The alumni also provide monetary assistance to maintain the school premises and provide all facilities for the betterment of education.

It’s a concept that may well bring about a revolution in the field of education. (ANI)

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