Jammu, Nov 18: Lieutenant Governor and the Chancellor of University of Jammu Manoj Sinha will flag off “College on Wheels” – also known as Gyanodaya Express, a transformative educational journey that sets more than 700 girls on a unique learning adventure, from Katra Railway Station, Jammu, tomorrow.
“To be launched by the University of Jammu, this historic ‘College on Wheels’ or Gyanodaya Express is largely inspired by the life and examples of Mahatma Gandhi, who used to say, like Rabindranath Tagore, Socrates and Kabir, that education is outside the classroom as much as it is inside the classroom. This train journey would be a life changing experience for students,” Vice Chairman Higher Education Council J&K UT and former Vice Chancellor Delhi University Prof Dinesh Singh had stayed on Friday in a curtain raiser ceremony.
During this journey, the students would be taught about operating Charkha and students, spinning the longest thread from Charkha, would be rewarded.
“This particular initiative is a dream of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Vice Chairman Higher Education Council J&K UT, Dinesh Singh, wherein University of Jammu has been selected as a nodal institute,” said Vice Chancellor, Prof Umesh Rai had said in the curtain raiser press conference.
“More than 700 students along with 100 faculty members from seven academic institutions of Jammu and Kashmir, besides Cluster Innovation Centre Delhi, IIT Bombay and more than 20 affiliated colleges of J&K UT are participating in this momentous journey,” said Vice Chancellor, adding that the seven educational institutions included Kashmir University, Cluster University of Srinagar, Islamic University of Science and Technology, Cluster University of Jammu, Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Mata Vaishno Devi University and University of Jammu.