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Minister for Finance and Labour & Employment, Dr Haseeb A Drabu today said schools in Kashmir Valley should become centres for change in addressing the social disorder and chaos in our society.

“No human being is born with the innate desire for ferment. We grew up in a normal environment but today, it’s an abnormal situation. Schools are the best places to understand and effect the change we require to make J&K a peaceful and prosperous state,” he said.

“Schools must take cognizance of the situation around and train students to face the real world, not just for landing good jobs. Give them (students) tools to understand the situation. Once they deal with it, they will be able to change it,” he said.

The Minister was speaking at a felicitation ceremony organized by Doon International School here for its two students, Moomina Manzoor and Mehsood Fatima, and their coach, Umar Akbar, who won gold and silver medals at a Taekwondo championship held at Macau, China last month.