Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday launched the federal government’s formidable venture of reworking 200 colleges into ‘smart schools’ for tribal communities in Jammu and Kashmir at a value of Rs 40 crore.
The modernisation of colleges will probably be executed in two phases with the primary 100 colleges being remodeled by March 2022 and the remaining by December 2022.
The LG additionally introduced to offer scholarships to 21,000 kids of Gaddi, Sippi, Dard, and Sheena communities who had been disadvantaged of the identical for the final three a long time.
“In 1991, the Gaddi, Sippi communities were declared tribal but their children were denied scholarships. For three decades they kept approaching governments but no decision was taken. This issue was brought to my notice just a few days back and we immediately decided that scholarships will be provided,” he stated.
“Our priority is to secure the future of tribal children. Smart schools in tribal and remote areas equipped with modern facilities will develop scientific temper in children and make them future-ready, besides arresting the drop-out rate,” stated the LG.
The administration has formulated a framework for the functioning of sensible colleges. Members of the tribal communities, PRI representatives, and the individuals related to voluntary organisations will probably be concerned within the administration in order that these colleges may carry out the position of ‘changemakers’ in our society, stated the LG.
“Lives are changed when everything is connected. Tribal Education Plan, scholarships, smart schools will do justice to tribal communities in Jammu and Kashmir who were neglected for decades”, the LG stated.
These initiatives may even make sure that the members of tribal communities can preserve tempo with the revolutionary and speedy modifications taking place round them and join themselves to the world, he added.