Parankot is a small village with 50 houses in Sub Division Mahore, under Reasi Division. The village lies in a remote and inaccessible area on the inter district boundary of Rajouri and Reasi.
There was only one functional Primary School in the villages of Parankot, Narkot and Dakhikot and this too, could not escape nature’s fury during flood of September 2014 and got extensively damaged forcing 63 children to study in the open.
Education being a key factor in overall development of the future generations, the onerous take of rebuilding the Parankote School was undertaken in a record time of two months by Rashtriya Rifles Battalion at Talwara with the support of NGO ‘Sahaita’.
The renovated Primary School at Parankote was inaugurated by Brigadier HS Walia, Commander, 15 Sector Rashtriya Rifles, today after which it was handed over to the Civil Administration in the presence of Sarpanch and other eminent persons of Area.
The school has been provided with 40 benches, five chairs, one computer and a TV with Dish connection for the children.
Further the biggest hurdle of non-availability of electricity in this entire region has been overcome by complete solar electrification of the school to ensure un-interrupted supply of electricity, brightening not only the school building, but also the future of these 63 children.
The people of the area have expressed their gratitude to the Indian Army in there hour of need. The school will help the future generation from this area and also strive towards the Government of India programme “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao”.