Special drive bringing back students to school in remote area of JandK's Rajouri

Education Department of Jammu and Kashmir launched a special drive to bring back drop out students in far flung areas of the Union Territory. Girls coming from poor families are the primary focus of the drive. With a dedicated team on board, the drive is creating awareness about importance of education. So far, 50 students have joined the classes being conducted in Khawas. Harnaam Singh, a teacher at the school, said around 80 percent of locals in Khawas are illiterate, and so he conducted door-to-door campaign to ensure parents enroll their children into school. The strength of students at the school is steadily rising.