228 students from Pulwama, Shopian appeared in screening test
Post by on Thursday, June 16, 2022
Pulwama: Many students from various areas of South Kashmir’s Pulwama and Shopian districts participated in the screening of JK Yateem Foundation’s Higher Education Scholarship Programme (HESP) on Wednesday.
Around 1200 boys and girls including 50 students from minority communities appeared in the examination across Jammu and Kashmir.
The officials from JK Yateem Foundation informed that 21 examination centres were established for conducting the examinations smoothly.
They added that trained volunteers rendered their services as examiners at these examination centres.
Here in this region of South Kashmir, 94 from Pulwama and 134 students from Shopian appeared in the examination.
Mohammad Iqbal Beigh, central executive member of JK Yateem Foundation, told that the scholarship programme is arranged for students of senior secondary who have passed their 10th class examinations.
“Education of 200 successful students will be sponsored by the foundation who will be given rupees 12000 a year till they complete their higher education,” he said, adding that annually they spent around rupees 24 lakh on the higher education scholarship programme.
The screening for the programme was started in 2010. However, it was stopped after the eruption of COVID pandemic in 2019 and after a gap of two years examination for the scholarship was resumed.
The official appreciated and expressed gratitude to authorities of the education department, district administration, police and volunteers for supporting them in the conduct of the examination.
He informed that JK Yateem Foundation is a registered non-political non-government organization working in Jammu and Kashmir in the field of social service for the past 21 years. The organization has its units in all districts of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Pulwama unit is looking after 200 families of widows, poor and destitute. It also provides monthly scholarship to around 100 students.