The Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh, R K Mathur was called upon by various delegations at Ladakh Bhawan in New Delhi yesterday.
The Lt. Governor discussed with Manoj Ahuja, CBSE Chairman the need for a board in Ladakh and the need for an interim arrangement for next 2 to 3 years. He raised the need for localization of study materials, teachers training under DISHA, improved school infrastructure with digital platform providing every student from class 6th upward with pre loaded I-pads, to bring anganwadi centre and primary schools together and make use of 3 language policy including mother tongue at primary level.
He asked Ahuja to consider sending a CBSE team to Ladakh for a detailed survey of the requirements and to discuss a road map ahead.
Dr. Ranjit Rath, CMD Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited who also holds the additional charge of DG, Geological Survey of India called upon the Lt. Governor to discuss geological possibilities in Ladakh.
They discussed about exploring geological sites in Ladakh to promote tourism availability of granite as building material, study rock formation that is unique to Ladakh, conduct national landslide susceptibility study, workshops and to map mineral wealth of Ladakh.
The Lt. Governor exhorted the need to teach geology at all levels, identify and study geological landscape for tourism promotion, technical training to geologists, etc. He requested GSI and MECL to help in developing minor mineral policy and to create an Advisory Committee to develop an approach policy for Ladakh by engaging IIT and MECL.