Pahalgam, Mar 9: After successfully providing civic facilities to people, particuarly in far-flung and remote areas besides fighting militancy in the Kashmir valley , the defence authorities have taken up the challenge to provide quality education, the most affected sector during the turmoil period.
The authorities have so far opened a dozen of schools where local students are being provided quality English medium education besides computer training, particuarly in the backward areas.
Under the goodwill programme, the authorities have also arranged educational tours to different parts of the country for the students who have not even visited major towns of their areas or Srinagar.
An Army goodwill school at Lidru in world famous tourist resort of Pahalgam, about 100 km from here in south Kashmir has started the admission process for its inaugural academic session.
This state of art fully residential English medium public school, which can accommodate 200 boys and 100 girls, would start classes from June 1, 2008.
The school will be affiliated with CBSE and eventually have classes up to 12th by 2009-2010.
Nestling among the beautiful mounting ranges and set in the pristine Himalayan environment, the school is endowed with excellent educational ambience.
Apart from excellent infrastructure, the school has facilities for curricular and co-curricular activities to ensure wholesome growth of the personalities of children.
Quality academic and administrative staff has been provided to ensure meaningful educational environment.
Designed to be a pace-setting school, it would, in times to come, provide quality leadership to the educational institutions of the valley.
There is no doubt that children studying in the school would emerge as leaders in their chosen fields of endeavour, a defence ministry spokesman said.