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You’re invited: Kashmir meritorious girl students get to watch J&K assembly proceedings

Meritorious J&K girl students watched the assembly proceedings and also met speaker Kavindra Gupta and his deputy Nazir Ahmad Khan Gurezi in their office chambers

education Updated: Jan 26, 2018 20:32 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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Jammu and Kashmir assembly.(Nitin Kanotra/HT)

Jammu In a novel initiative, the speaker of the Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly last week invited a group of meritorious girl students from government schools, to get them to understand the functioning of the House.

The girls watched the assembly proceedings and also met speaker Kavindra Gupta, his deputy Nazir Ahmad Khan Gurezi in their office chambers besides interacting with several ministers.

“This is my first visit to Jammu and I am feeling altogether a different environment. I got to see different things which I have not experienced before,” Zaira Bashir, from government girls higher secondary school, Nawakadal, Srinagar, told reporters in the Assembly hall last week.

Bashir, who secured the first position in commerce stream by getting 97% marks in the Class 12 examination.

Nissa Jan, from government girls model high school Anantnag, said by watching the proceedings of the House she realised it took a lot of patience to work as a legislator.

Nissa, who secured third position in commerce stream with 95.8% marks, said she aims to become a professor.

The students witnessed the assembly proceedings while the discussion on demand of grants for the department of education was underway.

Speaker Gupta hoped that the experience of watching proceedings would help the students understand the functioning of the legislature, especially how the representatives discuss the issues of public importance for the development of the people, according to a spokesperson.

First Published: Jan 26, 2018 20:31 IST