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LG calls for doubling of efforts for educational reforms in J&K

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Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu on Monday called for doubling of efforts for bringing educational reforms in J&K to achieve a comprehensive development in the sector as he e-inaugurated 15 important infrastructural projects of School Education Department.

Kewal Kumar Sharma, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor;  BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon, Principal Secretary to the Government, School Education Department, Directors School Education – Anuradha Gupta and Mohammad Younis Malik, Dr. Arun Kumar Manhas, Project Director, Samagra Shiksha, J&K and other senior officers attended the inaugural event, in person and through video conferencing.

Lt. Governor stressed on prioritizing the educational infrastructure development even in far-flung areas, and called upon the stakeholders to initiate necessary measures to play a decisive role in enhancing the education scenario across J&K with special focus on increasing the female literacy rate, an official press release said.

It said the Lt. Governor underlined the importance of improving the school infrastructural setup by optimum utilization of resources to improve the facilities in government-run schools.

“School education is central to the overall development of youth and we must realise the fact that when we are nurturing a child in school, we are nurturing the future of the nation,” he added.

He directed for immediate utilization of the newly-constructed infrastructure, terming the projects as assets created for rural areas which will certainly contribute towards the quality improvement in education sector. He further directed for construction of boundary walls, fencing, cleaning and preparing grounds under MGNREGA and other schemes.

The Lt. Governor observed that “the people of J&K have high expectations from the government and we will go extra mile to meet their developmental aspirations.”

He also directed for early execution and speedy completion of languishing projects and works being projected under B2V programme.

The newly inaugurated projects worth Rs 14.7 cr included construction of 100 bedded Girls Hostel at Atholi Padder, Kishtwar; 100 bedded Girls Hostel at Palangar, Rajouri; 10 roomed High School building at Theeru, Ganderbal; 10 roomed High School building at Goripora, Srinagar; Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) at Panchkarwari, Srinagar; Model Girls Hr. Sec. School Rajouri; Art/Craft room, Computer room at Government High School Shahpur, Poonch; Additional accommodation at Higher Secondary School, Saaj, Rajouri; GHS Dooru, Anantnag; Government Middle School Hanumanpora, Anantnag; KGBV at Arnas, Reasi; Additional Block at HSS Ladrwan, Kupwara; four roomed building at Model Girls HSS Udhampur; eight roomed building at HSS Garh Dhamma, Udhampur and eight roomed building at Dalwah, Ramban under schemes like Samagra Shiksha, JKIDFC and Capex.

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