Last week, the Indian Army took a step forward to establish meaningful contact with the youth in Kashmir. The Indian Army on Thursday announced that it will organise free tuitions classes for needy students of class 10 to 12 in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, reports The Times Of India.
The aim of conducting tuition classes is to provide free education to needy children of the far flung areas in order to create better future prospects for the students. General Officer Commanding of 19 Division Major General Jai Singh Nain has motivated the children to dream big and also urged the parents and teachers to aim at holistic development of students thereby facilitating them to become worthy citizens of the country, reports Business Standard.
Earlier in 2015, the result of the IIT-JEE Advanced 2015 examination brought great cheer to the engineering aspirants of Jammu and Kashmir, especially the Kashmir valley. Two students from the valley and one from Kargil, coached under a programme sponsored by the Indian Army as a part of its two-and-a-half-decade old welfare initiative, Operation Sadbhavana, cleared this prestigious examination.
Zahid Ahmed Quershi of Kupwara secured all India 89th rank and Gazi Hussain Malik of Shopian secured all India 112th rank in the physically challenged category while Ajaz Ali of Kargil secured all India 598th rank in Scheduled Tribe category. Most aptly named the ‘Kashmir Super 30’ project and modelled after the well-known ‘Super 30’ programme of Bihar, this initiative was launched by the Indian Army in 2014 in partnership with the Centre for social responsibility and leadership.
In the first year, 23 underprivileged, academically brilliant students were selected from across the state and coached for competitive examinations in the engineering stream. Of these, one cleared the IIT-JEE Advanced examination and as many as 17 were admitted in other prestigious engineering colleges.