890 New Laws Made Applicable In J&K After 2019: LG Sinha

‘At The Time Of Tribal Invasion, Women Played A Very Important Role In Keeping The People Together’

Srinagar- Union Territory Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha said on Saturday that right to education was applicable in the whole country but it was not implemented in Jammu and Kashmir until August 2019, when the situation changed and it was made applicable along with all 890 central laws.

Sinha made these remarks while attending the annual day celebration at Devki Arya Putri Pathshala, here on Saturday, an official spokesperson said.

Speaking on the occasion, he said, the LG observed that the school, started in 1910, played a pivotal role in providing education to girls from underprivileged sections of society. The school, he said, has ensured greater access to quality education to students.

Stressing that excellence and inclusion is the key to lay the foundation of J&K’s future, the LG, as per the spokesperson said there is need for a new thinking in school education. Scientific temper of the students must be developed and one-to-one mentoring should be encouraged to generate curiosity and creativity.
“Intelligent, reflective and compassionate students would become the engine of innovation & development in all fields,” Sinha said.

Lauding the indispensable role of womenfolk, the spokesperson said that the LG stressed that the new generation needs to know that the women of Jammu and Kashmir have contributed in many areas of nation-building.

“At the time of tribal invasion, women played a very important role in keeping the people together,” the LG said.

According to the spokesperson, the LG also recalled Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya, and said that he was a pioneer of women’s empowerment and women’s education, and believed that women of our country are not less than men in any form and they should be respected as much as men.

Sinha, he said, also observed that in the post-independence years, women were deprived of their rights due to draconian laws.

“Right to Education was applicable in the whole country but it was not implemented in Jammu and Kashmir. After August 2019, the situation changed and it was made applicable along with all 890 central laws,” the LG said.

Highlighting the interventions in the education sector of the UT, the LG, as per the spokesperson said that in the last two years, efforts have been made to provide quality education to the children.

“Under the ‘Aao School Chale Campaign’, in the last one year, UT administration has enrolled 1.65 lakh children. ‘Talaash’ app is being used to identify such children who had to drop out of the school due to some reason in the last few years. Till now, 86000 such boys and girls have been identified and now they are being enrolled in schools,” the LG said.

“Enrollment levels, which were falling steadily before 2019, have increased within two years. Sustained efforts are being made for Early Childhood Care & Education as recommended by the National Education Policy. Despite the constraints of the Corona, 1.24 lakh children were enrolled for Early Child Care Education and we have decided that this year, 2000 Kindergartens will be established. This year we have decided that 14,000 girls will be provided NEET coaching on behalf of the administration, the expenditure of which will be borne by the administration,” he added.

Others who spoke on the occasion included Mrs Veena Chandhok, Chairperson, DAPP High School, Mrs Kailash Mehra, renowned singer and alumni of the School, and Arnav Sethi.

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