'All assistance to bodies educating downtrodden children'

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah
Srinagar, Jul 11: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today (Jul 11) said his government would render every assistance to organisations working to provide educational facilities to the children of downtrodden and weaker sections of the society.

"Educational facilities to the children of drown trodden and weaker sections of the society is a stupendous task and government will render every help to the organisations working for this noble cause," Omar said while addressing the students of ''Madr-e-Meharban'' Public School at Gulab bagh near here.

The school, run by the Madr-e-Meharban Welfare Society, provides free education to the children of weaker sections and tribals as part of the Miskeen Bagh Women Welfare Centre founded by Begum Akbar Jahan, wife of National Conference founder Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah.

The function was organised in connection with the 11th death anniversary of Jahan, popularly known as Madr-e-Meherban, and was attended among others by her son and Union minister Farooq Abdullah.

The Chief Minister said assistance to the institutions like Madr-e-Meharban Welfare Society is need of the hour to help it run educational institutions for the poor free of cost and government would fulfill its responsibility in this direction.

"It is not only the present government but governments in future which should come forward to support such institutions as these supplement the government's agenda for universalisation of education especially for downtrodden, weaker and poorer sections of the society," he said.


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