After 73 years’ Independence, Govt. Primary School starts on naturally created island Kaluwala near Indo-Pak border
Ferozepur, February 20, 2021: The Punjab government keeping the imparting of education in the rural areas on its priority, had taken the initiative to open the first government primary school on the naturally created island Kaulwala near the Indo-Pak border which is now bordered on three sides by Sutlej River and on one side by the Indo-Pak border.
It is pertinent to mention that Kaluwala island, was created naturally in 1988 when a swollen Sutlej changed course and split into two branches near Kasso – a BSF Border Out Post to become one river again at Chandiwala village. Between the two branches of the river, a 5-mile route created an island, which was cut off from the mainland. There are two secluded villages —Kaluwala and Nihalewala – a few 100 meters from cobra fencing, along the India-Pakistan border and depict a picture of neglect.
The opening of the school near the international border is the concept of Secretary Education, Krishan Kumar who during his visit to the border area schools had felt the pulse of the people of this village. The Kaluwala GPS is now one of the best smart schools in the state with a modern infrastructure and a staff of two teachers. More than 30 students have been enrolled in the school for Pre-Primary to 5th classes.
Dr. Satinder Singh Principal said, under whose supervision the school has come operation at a cost of Rs.15 lac, with an attractive look, it will be a great relief to the children of the village Kaluwla with unique geographical conditions.
Village Nambardar Mangal Singh, Jagdish Kumar and Malkit Singh thanked the Punjab government for opening of school in the village.
DEO Rajiv Chhabra, Dy.DEO Sukhwinder Singh, Ashok Behal, Secretary Red Cross, Ranjit Singh, BPEO, Paras Kumar, Disttt. Mentor, Ganesh Kumar Headmaster, Gurjinder Singh was present on the first day of the opening of the school.