Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Government Manoj Sinha said that J&K is among the best in the country in terms of education infrastructure and asserted that his government is bringing reforms for the transformation of education ecosystem by bridging the gaps and opening up new opportunities for the younger generation to take-up innovative challenges and be the change-maker.
The Lieutenant Governor said this after laying the foundation stone for the extension of Girls Hostel and inauguration of state-of-the-art Gymnasium at National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Srinagar today.
Speaking on the occasion, the Lieutenant Governor recounted various measures taken by the government for the development of educational sector in the Union Territory.
Mr Sinha said that after the Covid-19 pandemic, the whole world has changed. The LG said he believes that opportunities have also taken a dynamic shift and with new policies specially envisaged for empowering the youth & giving special impetus to the industrial growth, the government is creating an enabling environment for youth to be a partner in the progress and development of J&K.
The Lieutenant Governor asked the NIT Administration and the faculty members to take requisite measures for promoting vibrant and entrepreneurial environment besides strengthening institute-industry linkages to promote job creation and develop new start-up ventures for creating better prospects for our younger generation.
The inaugurated Gymnasium has been developed under Prime Minister Development Package (PMDP) at a cost of 1.86 crore rupees which includes a Gymnasium for the girls, boys and an outdoor gymnasium.