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Lt Governor calls for making JK AatmaNirbhar

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‘New Education Policy to ensure AatmaNirbhar Bharat’

SAMBA: The Lt Governor, Manoj Sinha, has said that the New Education Policy shall ensure that the coming generation is given opportunity to leave the old, fixed path and take up new and innovative challenges to create AatmaNirbhar Bharat.

“With the New Education Policy, youth can follow their passion and most importantly focus on ‘How to think’ instead of ‘What you think’ as envisioned by the Prime Minister,” the Lt Governor observed adding that “Youth is the agent of change. With transformation of youngsters into knowledge powerhouse, the entire country can be transformed”.

Sinha made these remarks during his visit to Central University of Jammu at Samba.

Stating that the aim was to make the UT self-sufficient, the Lt Governor called upon all stakeholders to contribute towards the development of New and AatmaNirbhar Jammu Kashmir. Terming Teachers’ role as most crucial at this juncture, the Lt Governor observed that with new generation under the able guidance of teachers, the potential of youth can be developed for bringing a revolution in every sector.

On emerging global trends, the Lt Governor said that there were always new challenges and opportunities in the globalized world and that everyone was facing completely new competition today. “We can be amongst the frontrunners only if we focus on producing something better than others,” he said.

The Lt Governor said that the consistent engagement with other centres of excellence in our education system aimed at developing a vast talent pool to bridge the gap between skill sets and modern day industrial requirements. He further stressed on incorporating students’ feedback system in the education system, which he said, leads to healthy communication and improvement in the institution.

Underscoring the initiatives taken by the Government for channelizing the young energies in right direction, the Lt Governor said that a window of exciting opportunities was open up for the young generation so that they can reap the benefits of the new policies and plans of the UT Government specially envisaged for empowering the youth.

Citing the challenges being faced by the Universities across the world of providing sufficient resources, primarily due to lack of qualified teachers, the Lt Governor stressed on fully exploiting the human resources available in the educational institutions.

The Lt Governor laid special emphasis on conducting periodic analysis across the whole gamut of faculty recruitment to identify the gaps and what needs to be done to be on the top. “This strategy, I believe, will turn any kind of crisis into an opportunity”, said the Lt Governor.

Meanwhile, the Lt Governor released a handbook on Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Diversity of Central University of Jammu authored by Dr. Pankaj Mehta and Ms. Anjali Bala.

During the Lt Governor’s visit, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Central Universities of Jammu, Kashmir & Himachal Pradesh; besides a MoU was signed between Central University of Jammu and IIT Jammu for academic exchange and collaboration, in his presence.

Foundation stones were also laid for infrastructural development projects worth Rs 33.77 crores, including 12.4 km long Trikuta Chardiwari costing Rs 25 crores and Devika Mahila Chhatrawas (100 bedded Girls hostel) worth Rs 8.77 crores, to be completed in 12 months and 10 months, respectively. Whereas, Prabandhan Vidyapeeth (Prefabricated Bhavan) costing Rs 32 lakhs was inaugurated.

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