SRINAGAR, Sept 27: General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Srinagar-based Chinar Corps Lieutenant General D P Pandey today said the army is alert and ready to deal with any situation along the Line of Control (LoC) or in the hinterland.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function at Boniyar, Uri in Baramulla district, the GOC said that people of Kashmir need not to worry about the situation along the LoC. “There would be a little bit of mischief on the LoC but troops are well prepared to deal with the same,” he added.
Lt Gen Pandey said that the Army is alert and ready to deal with any situation along the LoC or in the hinterland.
The GOC said that people of Kashmir have understood the “game of separatists” and that the peaceful environment was prevailing across the region. “Tourist footfall is increasing and booking at the hotels is good as well. Situation is quite peaceful across the region,” he added.
Earlier, Lt Gen Pandey inaugurated “Digitisation of 10 Army Goodwill Schools (AGSs) of Kashmir valley” at AGS, Boniyar.
Indian Army in collaboration with Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) as the Corporate Social Responsibility partner and iDreams as the project implementation partner, had undertaken the project of upgradation and digitisation of classrooms in 10 AGSs of Kashmir valley.
The aim was to upgrade the existing instructional infrastructure and improve the teaching and learning process by means of Smart Classes in 10 AGSs
The project included 128 classrooms being provided with interactive boards, IT paraphernalia and 424 Data Tabs, intended to revolutionise the teaching process by going beyond the realms of traditional style. The key aspects of classrooms 2.0 are enjoyable learning process, improved student engagement, enhanced as the CSR partner, collaboration, attractive graphics, better instructional materials and ability to cater to all learning styles.
A total of 16 Army Goodwill Schools out of a total of 28 have been digitized till date. The remaining 12 schools are being planned to be upgraded in the coming years, so that all the children studying in AGSs of the Kashmir valley can enjoy the benefits of the latest teaching techniques.
Though the project had been successfully executed in December 2020 but, the COVID pandemic restricted the student attendance to schools for almost a year. During the pandemic period, Data Tabs provided to the teaching staff proved to be of immense utility. The COVID threat having now reduced and schools likely to re-open soon, new instructional tools await the students who will benefit by the digitisation process undertaken in AGSs.
The GOC while speaking to staff and students of AGS Boniyar at the event, said that by digitization of the AGSs, the students will greatly benefit since they will have access to modern learning tools and techniques. He appreciated the efforts of PGCIL and iDreams in extending valuable contribution in digitizing the schools.
The event was attended by military and civil dignitaries. PGCIL representatives, VK Singh, Director (Personnel), Kailash Rathore, Executive Director, Sanjay Kumar Verma, Sr DGM and Puneet Goyal, CEO, iDreams.