J&K administration is in the process of selecting the schools under the Prime Minister’s scheme.
Recently Lieutenant Governor Shri Manoj Sinha chaired a meeting to review the implementation of PM SHRI Schools (PM Schools for Rising India) scheme in the Union Territory.
He directed a comprehensive five-year plan to reduce the distance of schools for children. He said new schools should be sanctioned with a focus that children should not have to travel long distances.
He directed the School Education Department for inclusion of life history and contributions of inspirational icons like General Zorawar Singh, Brig Rajinder Singh, Maqbool Sherwani and other prominent personalities in schools’ curriculum.
He directed the department to ensure Vocational training and Skill development programmes in schools as well as inclusion of Indian Philosophy in all the Universities of the Union Territory.
Principal Secretary School Education Department gave a detailed presentation on the guiding principle for selection for the schools under the scheme.
Chief Secretary; Sh RK Goyal, Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department; Sh Shaleen Kabra, Financial Commissioner, Revenue; Dr Mandeep Bhandari, Principal Secretary to Lt Governor and Administrative Secretaries attended the meeting.