KVS approves a central school for girls in Jamia Nagar


By Muslim Mirror News,

KVS_Letter_DDANew Delhi, July 28: The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has approved a Central School for girls in Okhla that comprises Delhi’s largest Muslim pocket Jamia Nagar. KVS sent a letter on 17 July 2013 to Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to provide 4 acres of land for the same. KVS has already approved a boys school for this area and already sent a letter on 26 June 2013 to Collector and District Magistrate, District Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida), UP adjacent to Jamia Nagar.


KVS was approached by a group of Delhi-based senior alumni of Aligarh Muslim University with demand of two central schools in the area which is populated by more than ten lakh people but doesn’t have a single central school. The group led by AMU alumnus and MNC executive P. Mohammad has been striving to impress the government bodies to check their negligent attitude for the Muslim-dominated area Okhla. The team has been meeting secretaries of the central and Delhi governments as well as ministers over the issue for couple of years.

The recent letter was written by KVS to DDA on the proposal submitted and presented with data about the worst condition of schools infrastructure for boys and girls to HRD Ministry and KVS by P. Mohammad.

On 06 May 2013 he led a team to the Commissioner of Kendriya Vidalaya Sangathan Mr. Avinash Dikshit for two Central Schools (One for Boys and other for Girls) in Okhla region of Delhi. A letter was already written by HRD Secretary, Schools and Literacy to the Commissioner, KVS on 08 April 2013 after the effective representation and pressure from this group of AMU alumni to HRD Secretary about the complete negligence for good quality schools in this Okhla region which has more than a million urban poor and lower middle class Muslim Indian population living in the very backyard of power centre of Delh without any good quality schools for their boys and girls. Because of the unavailability of the quality schools, children from this area are forced to travel 20 to 30 kilometres with their parents bearing the very higher school fees and conveyance charges.

Several reports have appeared in the media that most of good schools in Delhi do not admit children from this area due to communal bias. Even children of some professors of Jamia Millia Islami University have been denied admission.

AMU alumnus P. Mohammad and his team are not passive residents of the area, rather they keep their eyes open looking for avenues for the welfare of the community. The vast unused land of Uttar Pradesh government lying vacant in Jamia Nagar caught their attention and put them into motion to shake the government bodies to utilize this piece of land for basic infrastructure of school and hospital for the area. The KVS could not ignore their strong point and immediately approved two schools and wrote to the concerned bodies to transfer the land for the purpose.

Now the group of AMU alumni is seeking appointment with Lt. Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung who is also Chairman of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to transfer the land to the KVS for opening the two central schools in the area.



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