Explore possibilities to facilitate skill development of youth: LG

‘Maintain high standards of academic achievements’
File Photo of Lt Governor Manoj Sinha
File Photo of Lt Governor Manoj Sinha DIPR J&K

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Wednesday called for exploring all possibilities for facilitating the skill development of J&K youth.

An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that the LG was interacting with the Mission Director of Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and Additional Secretary NITI Aayog, Chintan Vaishnav, and Executive Director of National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology, Srinagar and Jammu, Deepak Wasan who called on him at Raj Bhavan.

The LG impressed upon them to explore all possibilities for facilitating the skill development of the youth of J&K and assured them of assistance from the J&K administration in their efforts.

Vaishnav apprised the LG about various aspects of the mission, which was a flagship initiative of NITI Aayog.

He said that the mission aims to inculcate innovation and entrepreneurship skills in youth across India with various initiatives under the mission including the Atal Tinkering Lab programme meant for 6th to 12th standard school children to foster curiosity, creativity, and imagination among young minds.

Wasan discussed with the LG about introducing various skill-based courses of NIELIT in the curriculum of the J&K Board of School Education (BOSE), and the universities in J&K.

He gave a brief on the courses that could be opted by the students from 6th standard till graduation.

Later, DDC Chairperson, Ramban, Shamshad Shan also called on the LG and put forth various issues about the health and education sectors, besides other issues of the public importance of district Ramban.

A delegation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Jammu led by its president Arun Gupta also met the LG and submitted a memorandum apprising him of issues about the creation of new commercial and residential sites by JDA, an extension of expired lease deeds for some allottees in Vegetable and Fruit Mandi, Narwal besides other issues of business community and industrialists.

The LG listened to the issues and demands presented by the delegations and assured them of redress of all genuine issues and concerns.

Meanwhile, Vice Chancellor Central University of Jammu (CUJ), Prof Sanjeev Jain called on the LG and apprised him about the functioning of the university.

The LG asked the VC to maintain the high standards of academic achievements, co-curriculum activities, and administrative functioning of the university.

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