JK News Today
Jammu, December 11: Demanding a hassle-free bank loan for tribal children willing to pursue higher education, the members of Gujjar and Bakerwal communities today urged the state government pleaded that state govt should take security guarantee for such processes.
They made this appeal in view of abrupt increase in dropout percentage among tribal students at higher studies level due to non availability of guarantor in nomadic tribes which fall under low economy groups on India.
In a programme organised by Tribal Research and Cultural Foundation, held here today to discuss the issues and problems being faced by the tribal and nomadic students related to higher studies.
Demand was raised by a tribal researcher Dr. Javaid Rahi while a number of tribal elders, students and youth participated in a day long event.
Dr. Rahi in his presidential address said that tribal children are very intelligent and hard working but due to poverty they are not able to complete their education without adequate financial support.
“A number of students left their studies in half way due to unavailability guarantor for bank loans , he said and hoped that the present regime headed by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti who is also the Minister for Tribal Affairs of J&K, will take effective steps on this important issue”, said Dr. Rahi.
The other speakers demanded that for tribal and nomadic students the govt should become a guarantor, seeking educational bank loans up-to or above Rs 10 lakhs.