SRINAGAR, Oct 12: J&K Bank sponsored Rise Talent Search Examination (RTSE) concluded with prize distribution among the students who topped in the said examination. The prizes and merit certificates among the students were distributed in a function held at J&K Bank Corporate Headquarters.
The chief guest on the occasion was Abdul Rauf Bhat, Executive President, J&K Bank, while as Mohammad Shafi Pandit, Chairman of Ascent Group, was the guest of honour. Both the dignitaries distributed prizes among the students.
The first three positions of Humanities, Commerce and Science streams from Class 11th, 12th and 10th were awarded cash prizes. The toppers included students from various Government and private schools of Bandipora, Shopian, Sopore, Baramulla, Ganderbal and Budgam.
Shah-i-Hamdan Memorial Institute from Shopian received the award of Best School in the Valley as it produced the top 3 positions of Class 10th in RTSE. Adeeba Tak, Topper of RTSE Class 10th was exhilarated on receiving the first prize trophy and the cash prize.
Speaking about RTSE and the support J&K Bank has lent to the initiative, Abdul Rauf Bhat said, “J&K Bank is always forthcoming in supporting such initiatives as they identify and encourage talent, inspire local youth to think big, train and guide them to realize their potential. Further, the fact that the initiative is being taken by local IIT graduates adds weight and worth, sense and seriousness to the idea”.
Further, he emphasized on and advised the RISE team to develop quality coaching facilities for other competitive examinations, at graduate and post-graduate level, as well, as that is the need of the hour for a geographically remote region like the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
Mohammad Shafi Pandit spoke about the State of educational awareness in Kashmir. He said the situation is still grim, as most of the students of the Valley are unaware of the educational opportunities that they can avail, and lack the necessary guidance to pursue the same. RTSE is doing a commendable job in addressing these bottle-necks. Identifying talented students and apprising them about the educational opportunities and encouraging them to chase excellence is the need of the hour, he added.