IRP 19th Battalion IGP Danesh Rana dedicating the computer lab at Kathua. (ANI)

IRP 19th Battalion in J-K establishes computer lab at Kathua government school – education

The 19th Indian Reserve Police Battalion (IRP) established a computer lab at a government secondary school in Chak Darab Khan of Kathua district on Sunday under the Force’s civic action program.

“We have set up an IT lab here and have given the children two computers. If children are trained in computer science from the beginning, they can make a career in the information technology sector. This is a small gesture on our part, we hope that the children will use them and progress, ”said Danish Rana, Inspector General of Police (IGP) IRP Jammu.

Two computers with a projector and other computer lab supplies were delivered under the civic action program. “Our battalion has identified this school that did not have computer facilities for children to learn digitally. Now the children will have access to a computer lab and the latest learning technique. In the future, other schools will also be identified for this educational support ”, added Rana.

Kathua students will now have access to computers after the COVID-19 period when all schools were closed and many students did not have access to online classes.

“We are very grateful to the police for providing us with computer facilities at the school. Now we will be able to continue our studies without interruption, learn new techniques and keep up with the evolving world around us, ”Suhani Boloria, a student, told ANI.

“Finally, we will be able to study online during the COVID-19 pandemic like other children. We didn’t have computers until now and I’m grateful to the administration for this, ”Geetika Devi, another student, told ANI.

“The police have given us two computers. We had never had them before and we continued our studies during the pandemic. I am excited to use this technology for my studies from now on, ”said Ajay Kumar, another student.

“I have 51 students enrolled in this school. The children belong to economically weak households and I am very happy that the police officers decided to give us two computers. Children suffered during the pandemic because we did not have enough technology to support their education. Things will be better now, ”said Darshan Kumar, head of the government school.

“We will provide IT classes at this government school. This was our dream and the police have made it possible for the students today. These children should never feel like they are less than anyone else. This is a big step towards equal opportunities for students regardless of their origin, ”said Amit Andotra, the local Sarpanch.


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