In the recent past Jammu and Kashmir administration has been able to send many students to different courses with the help of scholarships provided by the government under some central schemes.
Recently Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha interacted with beneficiary students from J&K under All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Pragati & Saksham Scholarship Schemes, through virtual mode.
In a first, 480 talented girls from J&K have been included in the degree and diploma courses of Pragati Scholarship. J&K has also got 9 scholarships under the Saksham Scheme for Persons with Disabilities.
While interacting with the girl students selected under the Pragati scheme, he termed women as vital agents of change. The J & K government is creating an ideal, gender-inclusive ecosystem where they have better access to education & economic growth, putting them at the heart of our development initiatives and making those on the margins aware of their rights.
Social and economic equality for women is integral to achieve rapid development. Women empowerment and their equal presence in the tech sector are important to build a strong community, a resilient state, and a stronger country.
He made a special mention of Ms. Sheetal Devi, one of the first 10 beneficiaries of the Mumkin scheme being provided with mini commercial vehicle to the youth at zero margin money for permanent employment. Like her, around 4 lakh such women have been socially and economically empowered by connecting them through various programs.