SOPORE , OCTOBER 17: Describing Sopore as an epitome of J&K’s resilience, the Education Minister Naeem Akhtar said the town kept its head high in tough times, inspiring a generation of people to stand up against injustices.
“People didn’t like coming to Sopore because there was no guarantee of returning home safely. Sopore had fallen on bad times, but today, I am going back with a lot of hope, promise and pleasure,” he said, amid thunderous applause from a packed auditorium at Degree College, Sopore.
“The faces of these students give me courage to do what I am doing, despite apprehensions of cynics about our people,” he added.
The Education Minister was on a tour of Sopore during which he visited Degree College Sopore, two higher secondary schools and a private school. He was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Yasha Mudgal, Chief Education Officer, Baramulla, and other senior officers of civil and police administration.
Mr Akhtar also assured the management that ‘Smart Classroom’ will be started soon at the school.
The Minister later visited Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Sopore where he gave a patient hearing to the concerns of staff and students. Mr Akhtar said there is an urgent need to further rationalise the resources in the education department.
“We have started cleaning the system by beginning from primary classes. We will give you more resources than what you ask for. But you will have to deliver. I will infuse a new life into the education system of Sopore but give me some more time,” he said.