As a way to pay homage to the students of Army Public School, Peshawar, Pakistan, who were massacred by militants on the school premises on December 16, The Jammu Sahodaya School Complex (JSSC), an apex body of the schools affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) in the state, has decided to observe a week-long mourning in all institutions.
KCS Mehta, president, JSSC, and Principal, Army Public School, Akhnoor, said, “ All the Army Public Schools will observe a week-long mourning to pay tributes to the innocent students who were killed by militants and there will be no Christmas or New Year celebrations as the whole world is mourning the death of innocent children.
The day after the mishappening, all schools in the state of Jammu organized special morning assemblies, wherein a two-minute silence was observed to pay tributes to the deceased.
On December 16 six militants of the Tehreek-e-Taliban attacked the Army school in Peshawar, Pakistan and shot dead 141 people of which 132 were the students.
A two-minute silence was observed in the classrooms at Army School, Ratnuchak. Meanwhile, a two-minute silence was observed during a special morning assembly in Shiksha Niketan Higher Secondary School, Jeevan Nagar. It was followed by lighting of candles. Students of the school condemned this inhuman act of militants.
“By killing the innocent school students, the militants proved that how inhuman they are and seems they lack heart. It is a loss for the entire world. So, we shall all remain united to fight against terrorism, which has crossed all limits now,” said Sunil Saini, a Class X student.
Balvinder Kaur, Class IX student said, “If Pakistan continues with the present scenario where the terrorists fearlessly come and launch their deadly strikes at their will in schools and other educational institutions, then the future of the Pakistani youth will no more be safe.”
Delhi Public School (DPS), Jammu organized a condolence meet in order to express solidarity with the families of innocent school students killed in the most heinous massacre.
The assembly was addressed by Dr D Joseph, the Additional Director and Principal, DPS, Jammu, who expressed grief over the loss of precious lives. A prayer was held, followed by observance of a two-minute silence by students and staff of the school.