Kargil, Ladakh, Kupwara University Campuses to functional soon: Lone

Jammu,February 3  (Scoop News) –The Minister for Higher Education  Mohammad Akbar Lone today said the University Campuses of Kargil, Ladakh and Kupwara shall be made functional very soon to facilitate higher education to the students of these areas. He said in this regard a meeting with the concerned high level officers will be held on February 8 to deliberate upon the various aspects regarding operationalization of these campuses.

            The Minister was speaking at an 18th Annual Day Function organized by the All Kargil Student Association Jammu (AKSAJ) in collaboration with the Yoga Centre, University of Jammu at General Zorawar Singh Auditorium Hall, University of Jammu today.

            The Minister said after assuming the responsibility of  Higher Education Ministry he immediately sought details from the concerned departments about the status of these University Campuses. He said efforts are afoot to make these campuses functional so that the students of Kargil, Ladakh and Kupwara districts will get higher and quality education at their door steps.

            Congratulating the students of the region for celebrating annual day, the Minister said that the students of Kargil have achieved a lot in the field of education braving difficulties at various fronts and hoped that they will push forward the mission in future also.

            Recalling the contribution of Sheri-e-Kashmir Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah for the development of the Kargil region,  Lone said that it is due to the efforts of the great legendry leader that Kargil has been given the status of the district headquarter. He said it was his dream to improve the socio-economic condition besides overall development of the region, adding that the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah is striving hard to push forward the mission of late leader.

            He said that teaching fraternity has a great responsibility in nurturing the students in right direction so that, they became responsible citizens and shoulder the responsibilities of the nation.  Lone said students are the future of the nation and parents and teachers shall inculcate sense of responsibility in them.

            Earlier, the students of Kargil presented a colourful bonanza of cultural items based on cultural heritage of various fragment of Kargil like shina, balti, darchiks, garken, chiktan and zanskar.

            On the occasion,  Lone distributed prizes among the students who excelled in academic and other activities.

            Member Parliament  Ghulam Hassan Khan also spoke on the occasion and threw light on the importance and values of education.

            MLC,  Narboo Giachan, large number of parents, teachers, students and prominent citizens of Ladakh region were present on the occasion.