Poor planning deprived Reshun of its girls school

RESHUN (CHITRAL), Oct 19: Some years back, a middle school for girls was constructed in the scenic village of Reshun at a cost of millions of rupees. But the planners did not realize that it was in front of a flood route in a dense jungle. The school buried under the debrisThe school was located near the house of one of Chitral’s humorous and well-known personality, popularly known as Dikani (Sher Juwan) and near the Pakistan National Bank’s Reshun branch. It now seems odd that the education department authorities could not find a piece of land for the construction of such a pricey building in a place like Reshun. Students from Parpish, Greenlasht, Reshun, Showgram and Zait used to attend classes in this school. One of the students told chitraltoday.net that “Really it was constructed too much expensively. The whole playground of the school was made of cement with fixing of glass inside, and it looked marvellous,” she added. She added that classrooms were also well equipped. However, in the year 2006 floods destroyed the school forcing the students to abandon their education. However, the education department built a number of rooms adjacent to the primary school in Rizandur near polo ground of Reshun. After shifting them there, the primary school was upgraded to the high level. [caption id="attachment_5037" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The famous Dikani"][/caption] Along with the destruction of the old school, the flood also left the famous Dikani homeless and he migrated to somewhere in Mastuj or Khuzh. One of the old students while talking to chitraltoday.net added that “in 2006 there was a flood during school time and the students were successful to save their lives by throwing their bags over the wall of the school as the gate was narrow for the huge number of students to get out abruptly”. Half part of the school was destroyed due to the calamity. Later in 2008, a large number of rooms were being built for upgrading the school from middle to high level but the repeatedly natural catastrophe didn’t let them to do so. Now this school is of no work and has been closed. Amusingly, one of the students said their science room still remain intact in that flood-hit school building and students still have to go there to take classes. There is a well-known Khowar proverb that Zho (wheat) Loni Khora (mill) Gohkiri, which applies fairly to a situation being faced by the female students of Reshun.]]>

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