LG Sinha Says, Govt Building World Class Infrastructure In J&K

Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha | KO Photo

Says UT Emerging As A Performer In Every Sector On National Canvas

Srinagar– Lieutenant Governor Mino Sinha said on Friday that his administration is building world-class infrastructure in the Union Territory, which is emerging as a performer in every sector on national canvas.

“Our success as a nation can only be achieved by promoting a culture of ideas and innovation in classrooms with dedication, discipline and determination,” Sinha said.

He made these remarks while addressing the 8th convocation of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Katra, an official spokesperson said on Friday.

“Teachers should dream of making SMVD University one of the preeminent universities in Northern India and students must aspire to fulfil the dream of 130 crore Indians,” the LG said, adding “We cannot achieve big things in life unless we dream big and strive hard to achieve it,”

According to the spokesperson, the LG observed that youth can shape the destiny of our great nation if they are equipped with special knowledge, skills, wisdom and values as emphasized in the national education policy.

“As they step out of campus, the new jobs and careers should become a mission to improve the lives of others,” Sinha said.

The LG, as per the spokesperson said that in J&K government is building world-class infrastructure, and the UT is emerging as a performer in every sector on national canvas.

“Simultaneously, we are strengthening knowledge system of our economy to provide bright opportunities to talented young professionals,” the LG added.

Underlining that University campus anywhere in the world is the best place to sharpen social consciousness of young minds full of joy and adventurous pursuit of progress, the LG, as per the spokesperson said the education must be aligned to support students’ creativity so that they can contribute their best for a better world.

On the occasion, he said, the LG congratulated all the students who received medals, awards and degrees at the eighth convocation of SMVD University and wished them a bright future and success in their life.

According to the spokesperson, the LG observed that young students are the most powerful and most invaluable asset of our society and said they have tremendous energy, consciousness & the vision for a developed and prosperous world.

“I am confident that the students of SMVD University will contribute immensely with their new vision for a self-reliant India,” the LG said.

“I am happy that SMVD University has started seven new Integrated Programs in Business Administration, Science, Social Sciences and Humanities under NEP-2020; two new PG courses in Hindi and Dogri have also been started,” he added.

Citing the example of great teacher, scientist and former President of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the LG, according to the spokesperson highlighted the role of a teacher in shaping the personality, mind, talents, capabilities and vision of a student. He said the National Education Policy emphasizes on such a relationship between teacher, education and students through curriculum that builds both skills and life values.

Sinha, he said, called upon the educational institutions to prepare for the future more quickly with the goal of incubating world class research and innovation.

“Through the National Policy on Education, we have got an opportunity to transform our institutions by setting academic priorities, preparing them for international competition and having revamped, relevant, modern and progressive educational curriculum,” the LG said.

Saying that education is not about the race to come first but it is about achieving the highest peak of values in life, the LG, as per the spokesperson noted that the National Education Policy emphasizes on scientific temper, knowledge and ability.

The LG, he said, further called for an outcome based education in order to convert knowledge into wealth adding that students can be connected with a network of technical services by encouraging innovation at the university level through Outcome Based Education.

During the Convocation, Sinha conferred 44 medals which included 4 Chancellor Gold Medal, 4 University Gold Medal, 15 University Silver Medal and 21 Infosys Foundation Prize of Excellence.

A total of 1165 students have been awarded with degrees for academic year 2019-20 & 2020-21 including 484 Under Graduate, 502 Post Graduate and 81 Ph.D.

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