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J&K Govt to transform 200 institutions into smart schools, provide 21k scholarships

Last Updated on November 25, 2021 at 3:44 pm

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday announced that 200 schools will be transformed into Smart Schools for tribal communities.

“Govt has taken another major decision to provide scholarships to 21000 children of Gaddi, Sippy, Dard, Sheena communities who were deprived of same for last 3 decades” he said.

LG further said “Our priority is to secure the future of tribal children. Smart schools in tribal & remote areas equipped with modern facilities to develop scientific temper in children & make them future-ready, besides arresting the drop-out rate”.

Lives are changed when people connect. Life is changed when everything is connected. Tribal Education Plan, Scholarships, Smart Schools will do justice to tribal communities in J&K who were neglected for decades, the LG J&K said.

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

The ambitious project of modernization of 200 schools costing Rs 40 crore will be completed in two phases. The work of modernization of 100 schools will be completed in the first phase by March 2022 and another 100 schools by December 2022.