LG e-inaugurates Rs 28 cr worth educational infrastructure

Lt Governor e-inaugurating educational infrastructure.
Lt Governor e-inaugurating educational infrastructure.

*Dedicates new 344 ICT labs, 217 CAL centres to students

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, July 7: Making new inroads in school education sector, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today e-inaugurated multiple educational projects including 8 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBV) and 7 Girls Hostels costing Rs 28 cr worth, besides 344 new ICT labs and 217 CAL centres worth Rs 36.50 cr established in various schools of 9 districts under Samagra Shiksha.
Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor observed that the new KGBVs and Girls Hostels will increase the enrolment in these residential schools of educationally backward blocks and help in bridging gaps in gender equity.
Dedicating the new Information Communication Technology (ICT) Labs and Computer Aided Learning centres to the students of UT of J&K, the Lt Governor said that these labs will be used in the teaching learning process and the students will have access to modern technologies and digital world.
Till date, 1420 CAL centres and 1588 ICT labs have been established at elementary, secondary/senior secondary levels which are helping the students to learn information technology tools of modern times, he added.
The Lt Governor interacted with the students through virtual mode and congratulated them for their new educational facilities.
Meanwhile, the Lt Governor also inaugurated Online School Affiliation and Recognition portal, developed by National Informatics Centre, which will work as a Private school information system.
Pertinently, the Rs 28 cr worth educational infrastructure projects inaugurated today including Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas at KGBV Tandar Chenani, Udhampur; Ramhal, Kupwara, Kuligam, Gundchabutra; Machaddi & Basholi, Kathua; Mendhar (ChakBanola), Poonch; besides Girls Hostels at Panzipora, Sopore; Raniwari, Srinagar ; Ramnagar , Panchari, Udhampur; Manjakot, Rajouri; Peeri and Chatroo , Kishtwar.
The new ICT labs and CAL centres were established in Bandipora, Baramulla, Budgam, Doda, Kishtwar, Kupwara, Ramban, Reasi and Udhampur.
Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Bishwajit Kumar Singh, Administrative Secretary to Government, School Education Department; Prof. Veena Pandita, Chairperson JKBOSE; Amit Sharma, Chief Executive Officer, JaKeGA; Deep Raj, Project Director, Samagra Shiksha and other senior officers attended the inaugural ceremony.