Union Minister for Human Resources Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has said that the Central Government will bring about major reforms to revamp the education sector of Jammu and Kashmir. He also termed J&K as the Crown of India in terms of the potential and talent pool.
The Union Minister made these remarks while inaugurating National Initiative for School Heads & Teachers’ Holistic Advancement, NISHTHA, besides e-inauguration of 45 projects under the education sector at a cost of 180 crore rupees in Srinagar yesterday.
The projects include Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Srinagar, 25 Smart Model Schools, and Sheikh-ul-Alam Chair at Centre for Sheikh-ul-Alam Studies (Markaz-i Noor) and Laboratory Block (PEB) at University of Kashmir, besides Government College of Engineering, Safapora and Government Degree College, Zakura.
The Smart Model Schools project is aimed at transforming government schools on modern lines. Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister said, the government is keen to develop the education sector and the objective of NISHTHA is to be to train 672 Key Resource Persons (KRPs) and State Resources Persons, besides training 86,769 Teachers and Head Teachers at elementary level.