'Ladakh bea­con of hope for main­tain­ing har­mony with com­mu­ni­ties, na­ture'

The Northlines - - KASHMIR - NL COR­RE­SPON­DENT

Ad­vi­sor to Chief Min­is­ter Prof Amitabh Mat­too said that Ladakh is the bea­con of hope for main­tain­ing har­mony within com­mu­ni­ties and with na­ture as well."

Prof Mat­too said dur­ing a meet­ing of Knowl­edge Ini­tia­tive in Leh to­day. Mat­too is the Chair­man of re­cently con­sti­tuted Knowl­edge Ini­tia­tive Com­mit­tee by the state govern­ment with the ob­jec­tive of em­pow­er­ing J&K'S youth in a global knowl­edge so­ci­ety. Ad­dress­ing the meet­ing, Mat­too said that the pur­pose of com­ing to Leh with the en­tire mem­ber of the Knowl­edge Ini­tia­tive Com­mit­tee is to have close in­ter­ac­tion with all the stake­hold­ers in the district to get sug­ges­tions and ideas mainly based on knowl­edge and val­ues rooted in best of tra­di­tional sys­tem.

He said that ear­lier com­mit­tees formed for same pur­pose on ed­u­ca­tion were ei­ther away from re­al­ity or not im­ple­mentable. EC Ed­u­ca­tion Dor­jey Mutup in his speech re­quested the com­mit­tee to con­sider adding more sub­jects in the Univer­sity cour­ses in Leh that will en­sure more en­rol­ment, post­ing of lec­tur­ers as per sub­ject ex­per­tise, im­prove ed­u­ca­tion fa­cil­i­ties in govt schools at par with pri­vate schools, en­trance ex­ams in Leh, in­tro­duc­tion of elec­tronic and elec­tri­cal wing in ITI cour­ses in Leh, mon­i­tor­ing cell in Ladakh to ad­dress the is­sues of va­cant posts and to in­clude Bhoti lan­guage on the lines of Sowa Rigpa in the 8th sched­ule.

Adding to it, Tashi Dolma JD Ed­u­ca­tion Ladakh stressed on the need to re­cruit lo­cals as train­ers for vo­ca­tional cour­ses, in­ter­net fa­cil­i­ties in schools, in­tro­duc­ing tech­ni­cal cour­ses K. B Aggarwal Fi­nan­cial Com­mis­sioner (Co­or­di­na­tion) fur­ther ex­plained about KI said that their aim is to broaden the knowl­edge hori­zon and make our youth ca­pa­ble to com­pe­tent at in­ter­na­tional level.

The meet­ing was at­tended by EC Tourism Tser­ing Sandup, K. B Aggarwal Fi­nan­cial Com­mis­sioner (Co­or­di­na­tion) J&K Govt, Dr. R. K. Bharti Addl. Secy HEC, ADC Leh Moses Kun­zang, Gauri Arora Con­sul­tant KI, Ishan Dhar Re­search Of­fi­cer, con­cern district of­fi­cers, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of re­li­gious or­gan­i­sa­tions, NGOS and Prin­ci­pals of govern­ment col­lege and schools and other ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions along with fac­ulty and stu­dents.

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