Baramulla’s Blind School seeks government attention
“RAY OF HOPE IN DARKNESS”
Kashmir’s specially-abled institution at Baramulla has been suffering due to lack of proper facilities since long.The absence of basic facilities has created immense hardships for these specially-abled students of Baramulla’s Blind School at Khawaja Bagh, the number of disabled students are enrolled in recent years to get the light of education to follow their dreams like other children.
The institution was established in 2012 by Late Haji Mohammad Yousuf Khan, government employee by profession, on a rented building to provide every assistance to these visually impaired and deaf and dumb persons.
Wajid Bhat, 7th class student said, I was admitted at Baramulla Blind School in 2012, we have well qualified teachers here to teach us but it’s not easy task for them to teach us, all the facilities are being provided to us free of cost, “our school is functioning in a rented building for that huge amount of rent has to be paid monthly, we are specially-abled persons government should construct a permanent building for our school so that our sufferings will decrease,” he added education is the basic right of every individual “everyone has aim in life to achieve something and my goal is to qualify Indian Administrative Service (IAS) I am here to seek the education that will lead me to achieve my goal,”
Rafiya Khaliq, another student said, the education, food, hostel is being provided to us but we have an issue of proper building for that we want seek attention of government help us to get out of problem “our teachers don’t get their salary monthly sometimes they get salary after three or four months and we don’t have have space for playing” we are highly thankful to our teachers for their kindness towards us, she added we are enough lucky despite being specially-abled that we are getting benefit of education.
Currently school is running in 8 roomed rented building at Khawja Bagh.The government has identified land for the construction of blind school at Fathepora area of Baramulla in 2017 but due to paucity of funds the school building is not constructed yet, from various districts of valley students are enrolled and every facility is being provided free.
Mubeena, Office Secretary said, the school is running fully on public donations as the institution has no any revenue source, there are total 75 students enrolled in our institution in which 42 are deaf and dumb and 33 are blind including male and female among which some are residing in hostel and all their expenditure bears institute, we seek the government intervention to construct the school building and all possible help to brighten the future of these specially-abled students.
MESSAGE: To all the other specially-abled children, DON’T BE SAD, DON’T THINK WE ARE DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS, MAKE THIS DISABILITY AS YOUR STRENGTH, CHANGE YOUR DISABILITY INTO SPECIALTY, COME AND JOIN US AND ENLIGHTEN YOURSELF WITH EDUCATION (WAJID BHAT, VISUALLY IMPAIRED STUDENT )