TUITION CLASSES FOR THE CHILDREN OF GUJJAR AND BAKARWAL OF REASI AND RAJOURI DISTRICT

Dera Migration commenced with the onset of summers when the Gujjars and Bakarwals move to the higher reaches of Pir Panjal Range in search of the greener pastures for their livestock and they continue to stay there from Apr/May. The families move along with their livestock, locally also known as Dera. Due to the migratory pattern of these families, the prime sufferers are the children who have to remain absent from their schools for six to eight months. Considering their difficulties, Indian Army has undertaken a noble initiative of running tuition classes for Gujjar and Bakarwal children in the higher reaches and far flung villages at Banj and Richh Bagla, Ichni, Makhidhar, Dhakikot, Kalaban, Chakal Hawalan, Balmatkot and Shikari in Reasi and Rajouri Districts. The tuition classes have already been started and will continue till Oct 2021. A large number of students at each location are being benefited by this initiative through which it is ensured that children of these regions have access to education and regain their interest in studies. The civil administration has acknowledged this exceptional inventiveness and conveyed their appreciation for the wholehearted efforts of Indian Army, which is bound to yield result and assist the young children in quest of a bright and better future in the present competitive world.