Kashmir Cradle of Knowledge: Sarkar

Baramulla: Union Minister of State for Education, Dr. Subhas Sarkar on Thursday said that Kashmir has always remained the cradle of education and knowledge and the youth are much talented and productive.

The Minister made these remarks during his visit to Baramulla district where he carried out several developmental activities having larger public significance, as part of Government of India's special outreach programme to the UT of J&K, an official spokesperson said.

Speaking at Government Higher Secondary School Pattan, he said, the Minister expressed delight over his interaction with the students and said that the Union government is very keen to fulfill the educational aspirations of J&K.

“He added that Kashmir had always remained the cradle of education and knowledge, besides terming the youth as much talented and productive. He also enlisted various initiatives taken on the part of union government to upgrade the basic standard of education adding that more emphasis is being laid on digital education as this sector has immense potential where the students can excel and thrive,” he added.

Quoting the National Education Policy (NEP)- 2020, the Minister, as per the official spokesperson said that the policy can by and large fulfill the educational aspirations as it gives due consideration to activity based learning outcomes besides having multi-disciplinary and flexible choice of subjects for the students.

Dr Sarkar, he said, also felicitated the students who presented colorful cultural programme at the event. The meritorious students, who excelled in several academic examinations, were also felicitated by the union minister.
“The minister also chaired a meeting with DDC members, BDC Chairpersons, MC presidents and PRIs among other stakeholders, and listened to their developmental aspirations and concerns. On the occasion, the concerned stakeholders appraised their grievances and put forth their demands meant for the overall development of the society,” he said.

The official spokesperson further said that the minister gave a patient hearing and expressed happiness over the meeting held with the PRIs.

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