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

Jammu and Kashmir News

SRINAGAR, SEPT 08: 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”.

The announcement was made by the Education Minister, Naeem Akhtar, while interacting with the staff and students of Government Girls High School in Fateh Kadal locality of Srinagar.

“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 Mr 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 Mr Ashai to the education department.

The Minister also interacted with the locals of Arwat who complained of water shortage in their area and also demanded adequate compensation for loss of land and buildings which will be acquired by the state government to pave way for a circular road in the area near Zaina Kadal.

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