JKPSCC calls for bandh by all private schools today

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 10: To lodge protest against alleged dictatorial attitude of Deputy Commissioner Kathua,  Jammu Kashmir Private Schools Coordination Committee has called for a bandh by all the private schools in Jammu province on August 11.
A decision in this regard was taken by the Committee executive members, who also called on Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sanjeev Verma and Director School Education apprising them about their grievance.
The committee delegation, led by president Rameshwar Manhas and working president Dr Hari Dutt Shishu apprised the Div Com about the alleged fearpsyscosis created amongst the Principals of recognised private schools in Kathua by issuing draconian orders and locking couple of recognised schools without any prior notice.
The Divisional Commissioner gave a patient hearing to the delegation and assured to take up the matter with the concerned authority for appropriate solution.
The delegation also called on Director School Education Jammu and apprised him about the situation created by DC Kathua.  On hearing the deputation, Director School Education immediately left for Kathua to take stock of the situation.
The Private Schools Coordination Committee demanded that the Government should immediately intervene in the matter to ensure that fall out of the situation may not disturb    the celebration of forthcoming National Festival in which majority of the school children are participating and their rehearsal is getting hampered.
The delegation comprised of G S Katal, Maninder Singh, Balkaran, Neeraj, Dheeraj Gupta, Ajay Amla, Sanjit Mahipal Sharma Yograj Sanjeev Gupta. Manish Gulati and others.
Meanwhile, a deputation of executive members of central body of J&K Private Schools Association, led by president Kamal Gupta, also met with the Director School Education Jammu Rakesh Kumar Srangal.
Members apprised the Director about the crisis developed in the Kathua district due to the locking of two school by the District Magistrate Kathua.
General secretary, Ajay Gupta briefed the Director that locking of the schools has resulted a great hue and cry among owners of Private schools, students and parents.  Kamal Gupta demanded unlocking of the offices of the schools to save unaided self financed private schools from humiliation and for the larger interest of the students.
Director School Education gave a patient hearing and assured the members that he will resolve this issue as early as possible so that all schools can flourish for the larger interest of the country.
The members,  who accompanied the deputation,  included R P Sharma, Ajay Singh, Subash Singh, R  D  Singh, Krishen Kumar , Rakesh Gupta and  Ashok Manhas.