By: PK Correspondent
Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha recently stated that J&K’s development was hindered through “artificial barriers” and that the priority of his administration is to rectify the past injustices and transform J&K into a powerhouse of education and science.
An analyst while talking to Precious Kashmir said, “Since the day LG Sinha has taken over the reins of Jammu and Kashmir, he has been putting in relentless efforts to put things on track. He has kept the entire administration on its toes and has taken many steps to ensure that sufferings of a common man are mitigated.”
It’s in place to mention here that many scholarship schemes have been announced to encourage the students. During the past two years many students from the Valley have got admissions in the colleges and institutions in different parts of the country.
LG Sinha, while addressing a 2-day-long symposium organized by Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Seoul, Republic of Korea in collaboration with Indian Council of Cultural Relations; Institute of East and West Studies, Yonsei University; India Foundation, and Jammu Kashmir Study Centre, said, “In my overarching policies for new Jammu Kashmir, priorities are clear – distributed growth model, better health facilities, skilled youth population, empowered women, prosperous farmers, rectifying past injustices and transforming this soil as a powerhouse of education and science, and turning the dream of socio-economic progress of all individuals into a reality.”
LG Sinha during the 4th episode of “Awaam ki Awaaz” radio programme, had welcomed the suggestions on reforms in the education sector, observing that all the suggestions were very interesting and would have far-reaching impacts.
Sabiya Mehraj, a government teacher from Srinagar had thanked Lieutenant Governor for taking her suggestion into consideration on education reforms in Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory.
LG Sinha had also mentioned some good inputs including one from Sabiya Mehraj from Srinagar who among others had suggested various innovative measures in the education sector and vocational training, besides making computer education compulsory in the schools.
An observer said, “LG Sinha has shown keen interest in the education sector and has been monitoring the Education Department personally. After a video a young girl on social media about timings of online classes being hectic for kids went viral. LG Sinha directed the concerned department to reduce the class timings and ensure that kids don’t get overburdened.”
He said that LG Sinha has been actively participating in the activities aimed at providing education and has kept himself open to the suggestions.