An educational institution in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district has announced that children of Kashmiri pandits who have been displaced from their motherland and have relocated elsewhere in the country will receive free education. Ambika Mahavidyalaya in Dakshina Kannada district's Puttur taluk is the institution that has made the offer.
The institution's convenor Subramanya Nattoj making the announcement at a press meet at Puttur on Saturday, said he was moved by the plight of Kashmiri pandits after watching the film 'The Kashmir Files.' Nattoj visited Jammu and after studying their situation, took a decision to impart free education to the children of all displaced Kashmiri pandits.
He has chalked out a plan to provide free education from sixth standard to graduation for Kashmiri students. He has also announced free hostel facility for them. The cost of a student's education at the institution will be around Rs 80,000 and the facilities to be provided will cost Rs 50,000 in a year. All these will be provided free for children of Kashmiri pandits, he said. Nattoj said four children of Kashmiri pandits have already been admitted to the institution.