SRINAGAR: Regretting the lack of interest among students towards research in Science and Technology, Minister of Education, Naeem Akhtar Saturday said the government was striving to revive the great tradition of knowledge inherited by the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
“We have not been able to carry forward the great tradition of knowledge inherited by us, but we are in the process of revival. In the great enthusiasm to spread literacy, education was pushed to darkness, but we have brought it into focus once again.”
The Minister was speaking at a function organized by the National Institute of Technology, Sringar, where he was Chief Guest.
He was accompanied by Director School Education, Kashmir Shah Faesal. About 250 students from different parts of the state will participate in the internship program over the next four days.
Commending the role of NIT in promoting the pursuit of Science and Technology related subjects among students in J&K, Akhtar said the institute carries the burden of leading the state into the age of enlightenment. He said scientists are not in the race for jobs; science is a seamless, boundary-less world. Don’t get inspired to only find a job or become a junior engineer. These lectures should take you to a higher plane of introspection, inspiration and a much higher ambition,” he said.
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