Girls re-enter schools in Rajouri

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Srinagar, Mar 12 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Government has encouraged hundreds of girl students to rejoin school in militancy-hit Rajouri District.

The girls are returning under the Central Government's Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (Education for All) initiative.

Girl students are provided with free school uniforms, books, food and lodging.

Keeping co-educational apprehensions of locals in mind government has opened schools exclusively for girls in the area.

Girls are also being trained in vocational skills to make them self-reliant.

"Earlier, there were not enough schools, girls had to travel long distances. But after SSA schemes, the enrollment of girls in the school have increased," said Kalyan Kharat, the headmaster of the school.

The state government also trains teachers to educate locals to send their children to school. ANI)

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