J-K LG launches smart schools in tribal areas; 21,000 students to get scholarships

Smart schools in tribal and remote areas equipped with modern facilities to develop scientific temper in children and make them future-ready, Manoj Sinha said.

Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha launches smart school initiative (Source: Twitter)Jammu and Kashmir LG Manoj Sinha launches smart school initiative (Source: Twitter)

Anu Parthiban | November 26, 2021 | 01:15 PM IST

NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today launched an ‘historic initiative’ to transform 200 schools into smart schools for tribal communities. The administration has taken another major decision to provide scholarships to 21,000 children of Gaddi, Sippy, Dard, Sheena communities who were deprived of the same for the last 3 decades, Sinha said.

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Saying that the priority of the government is to secure the future of tribal children, Sinha said, “Smart schools in tribal and remote areas equipped with modern facilities to develop scientific temper in children and make them future-ready, besides arresting the drop-out rate.”

According to reports, the initiative will be executed in two phases with the first 100 schools being transformed by March 2022 and the remaining by December 2022.

“Members of the Tribal communities, PRI representatives, people associated with voluntary organizations to be involved in the management of Smart Schools so that these schools could perform the role of changemakers in our society,” he added.

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education (JKBOSE) released the Class 11 date sheet for part 1 annual regular session 2020-21 for winter zone Jammu Division. The exams for Class 11 students will begin from December 11 and will conclude on January 1, 2022.

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