Inspiring news from Udhampur

Inspiring news from Udhampur


Left to Right: Ruchi Kandroo (10th), Sakshi Bhat (9th), Neeshu Bhat (10th)

This picture has been provided by Sh. Bhushan Garoo

These young girls from the Battal Balian refugee camp near Udhampur, who attended the Rishi Memorial School, secured 9th and joint 10th positions in the 8th Grade public examinations conducted by the District Board of Education. More than 8,000 students appeared in the examination from all over Udhampur district, and only the top ten positions were notified in the government gazette.

Let us celebrate these young girls as a symbol of our community’s strength and determination. Many thanks to KOA membership, especially to those who contributed to KOA Education Fund.

Background Information:

The Rishi Memorial School is a tangible success story of collective community effort. It educates approx. 175 kids through the 8th grade, an overwhelming majority of whom are refugee Kashmiri Pandit kids. The school employs 17 staff (1 principal, 13 teachers and 3 support staff), out of which 15 are refugees from Kashmir.

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