Keeping in mind the ever increasing population, India is yet to create best of institutions as it has got best of students. As the sun goes down so is the life of inhabitants of the Srinagar Valley, the city goes to sleep immediately after sundown. In lieu of this, the Jammu and Kashmir Education department is planning to introduce an ambitious project to revive late-evening life in the conflict-torn valley through students. The valley has very little late-evening activities. The militancy in the 1990s had seen street life coming to an end by sundown.
Further the education department is also planning to launch round-the-clock libraries due to decrease in footprints of soldiers in the city. For this, Education Minister Naeem Akhtar said to The Hindu, “These libraries will have Internet facilities. It will come as a major social and revolutionary intervention. This will help fight mental barriers of people who have been brought up to believe that classes are only a daylong exercise. This is bound to create jobs too.”
Education Minister further told, “The idea is to infuse life in Srinagar city, which goes to sleep immediately after sundown. These evening courses will see movement of students, who will keep a range of sellers busy till late evening. It will drive the economy too. We are offering hostel facilities to the students.”
In the year 1990 militancy broke out in Srinagar city, since then for the first time, evening course will be started in colleges located near commercial hubs. On the initial basis the evening courses will be conducted at renowned Government Women’s College, M A Road, Srinagar, and Women’s College Gandhi Nagar, Jammu. Srinagar’s Government Women’s College is situated near the commercial hub Lal Chowk.
The main reason why people have now started to roam out during the evening time is decrease in questioning of pedestrians and decreasing number of bunkers from the residential and commercial areas in the city.