Precious Kashmir News
Srinagar, Oct 14: A webinar was organized by Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura, near Chandigarh on “Empowering Youth: Empowering Jammu and Kashmir” in which Dr M.P Poonia, Vice Chairman, AICTE was the Chief Guest. On the occasion, Aryans students made video presentations of their various projects including Shikara App, Ramadan App, Solar Boat, E- Munshi App and Life saving gloves. Over 5000 Kashmiri Youth and Youth from other states participated in the webinar.
Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, DC, Srinagar; Nisar Ahmad Wani (KAS), Director Tourism, Jammu and Kashmir; Er Mehmood Ahmad Khan, Secretary State Board of Technical Education J&K and G.N. Var, President Pvt. School Association, J&K were the Guest of Honour. Dr Anshu Kataria, Chairman Aryans Group presided over the webinar.
Poonia while addressing Kashmiri Youth said that AICTE has received around 28,000 applications (14000 from Jammu and 14000 from Kashmir) from all around Kashmir under Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS). While addressing innovations done by Aryans Kashmiri Students, he further added that students must apply for grant of these projects and they can get funding upto 10 Lac. He also asked students to apply for visit Abroad grants in which they can also get upto 10 Lac funding.
While talking on Kashmiri issue he said that Kashmir problem can be solved with “Shaastra” (education) not “Shastar” (weapon). He also said that AICTE will be funding three hostels for the students in Kashmir. He accepted the invitation of Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar and promised to visit Srinagar for launching of Aryans Innovations before 30th October.
Dr. Kataria said that there is a very popular proverb that “If there is a heaven on earth, it’s here, it’s here, it’s here”. Kashmir is heaven on earth and we are happy that Aryans is the only campus in the country in which Kashmiri students are studying in majority. There are a total 3500 students studying in Aryans in which 2000 students are from J&K. More than that, not only in innovations but also in the merit list of IKG-PTU, MRS-PTU, Punjabi University etc. in the last 13 years, these students have brought laurels and pride to the institute.