J&K’s Education Infrastructure Among Best In India: LG

Srinagar: Terming the education infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir among the best in the country, the Lieutenant Government, Manoj Sinha said Saturday that his administration is transforming the education ecosystem, opening up new opportunities for the youth to take up innovative challenges and be the change maker

“J&K is among the best in the country in terms of education infrastructure. We are bringing reforms for the transformation of education ecosystem by bridging the gaps and opening up new opportunities for the younger generation to take up innovative challenges and be the change-maker,” Sinha said.

He made these remarks after laying the foundation stone for the extension of Girls Hostel and inaugurating state-of-the-art Gymnasium at National Institute of Technology (NIT) here in this capital city on Saturday, an official spokesperson said. The LG, he said, also took a brief review of the ongoing programs of the NIT Srinagar in the field of technological advancements and research.

Speaking on the occasion, the LG recounted various measures taken by the government for the development of educational sector in the Union Territory.

“After the Covid-19 pandemic, the whole world has changed. I believe that opportunities have also taken a dynamic shift. With new policies specially envisaged for empowering the youth & giving special impetus to the industrial growth, the government is creating an enabling environment for youth to be a partner in the progress and development of J&K,” Sinha said, as per the official spokesperson.

The LG, he said, called upon the young innovators to focus on new inventions that will bring transformation in the life of a common man.

“It is high time we came up with people-friendly innovation & creative solutions to address issues like ecological protection, exploring alternate source of fuel, and strong road material. It will complement the government's efforts to achieve development goals,” the LG said, as per the official spokesperson.

He further said that the LG asked the NIT Administration and the faculty members to take requisite measures for promoting vibrant, and entrepreneurial environment, besides strengthening institute-industry linkages to promote job creation and develop new start-up ventures for creating better prospects for our younger generation.

“Government is providing every necessary handholding to the promising entrepreneurs of J&K. The stakeholders should inspire educated-unemployed youth to start their entrepreneurial journey,” Sinha said.

As per the official spokesperson, Director NIT Srinagar, Prof. Rakesh Sehgal briefed the LG about the Institute's background and present scenario. He also informed the LG about the implementation of various centrally sponsored flagship programs.

"We have adopted five villages and have also established skill centres in far-flung areas of the region to empower the local youth," Sehgal said.

Hails ‘Sacrifices’ Of Kashmir Police

Sinha also said he is proud of the Jammu and Kashmir Police's bravery and the sacrifices made by the force in defending the sovereignty of the country.

The LG's remarks came after Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel were awarded gallantry awards including Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra and Shaurya Chakra on the eve of Independence Day.

"Proud of bravery and sacrifices made by Jammu and Kashmir Police in defending the sovereignty of the country. Ashok Chakra, Kirti Chakra, Shaurya Chakra and 257 police gallantry medals to JKP at the forefront of fight against terrorism is commendable," Sinha said on Twitter.

He said Assistant Sub-Inspector Babu Ram has been selected for this year''s Ashok Chakra award (posthumous), Constable Altaf Hussain Bhat for Kirti Chakra (posthumous) and Special Police Officer (SPO) Shahbaz Ahmad for Shaurya Chakra (posthumous) for their acts of bravery, valour and selfless sacrifice for the motherland.

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