|Early Times Report|
Doda, Sept 10: Sarpanch Joura Kalan Panchayat, Block Kahara, District Doda sought personal intervention of Governor for "Up-gradation of 54 years old Girls School from Middle to High School & the oldest Health Sub-Centre Joura Kalan to PHC." The poor public of Panchayat Joura Kalan in Tehsil Kahara of District Doda has witnessed great discrimination in many sectors but in Education Sector, the situation is worst.
The lone Govt. Girls School Joura Kalan opened in the area about 54 years back, has not seen the attention of education authorities in terms of Up-gradation. Other similar Institutions opened in the area, namely in Village Kencha, Joura Khurd, Tanta, Kahara, Nandana, Dadi Kathava etc, have been upgraded to Hr. Secondary Schools or High Schools but Govt. Girls School Joura Kalan has hardly been granted Middle School few years back despite the fact that there is huge strength of girl students available and more to this, there are 4 middle schools, (Middle School Kunthal, Middle School Suranga, Middle School, Budhi & Middle School Shamdlian) around Govt. Girl Middle School Joura Kalan , which can become the feeding schools in case the present Govt. Girls Middle School Joura Kalan is up-graded to Girls High School.
In absence of this, the poor girls have to travel a distance of 4 to 5 kms on foot for higher education. Mostly, because of this handicap, the dropout percentage of girls has increased manifold.