Valley’s flood-affected children to get free coaching

Srinagar: The Coaching Centres Association (CCA) of Kashmir has asked all of its constituent members to provide free coaching to flood affected students in order to save their academic years.
In a statement issued to media, the association expressed its concern over the loss of books, certificates and other study material of the students. “The floods have dealt a blow to the career of thousands of students as they have lost everything right from their schools to houses to their study material,” said G N Var, chairman CCA. “It is an immense loss which is putting their career at stake.”
The association has asked all of its members to help the student community in this crisis situation. “We have asked all of our coaching centres to make arrangements for providing free crash course in various streams for the flood affected students,” said Var.
“They have lost so many academic days and this initiative hopefully will provide some sort of compensation.”
The association has also decided to help the needy students with their study material. “Millions of books of the students have perished in these floods and we have decided to arrange free books for some of the affected students,” said Var. “Some of our libraries have been saved and we may pool money among ourselves and also get extra books from other students in this endeavor.”
The association is also planning to make a book bank, wherein the people can deposit their extra books and the association will arrange them to be given to needy students. “This is a small initiative from our organization and we hope to take further steps as the need requires,” he said.

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