Published: 13th June 2017
28 students from 'Kashmir Super 30' make it to IITs, NITs
The 'Kashmir Super 30' initiative aims to support talented, underprivileged students in the state
As many as 28 students from Kashmir belonging to economically weaker sections have gotten selected into top institutions like IITs and NITs with the help of the Army's 'Kashmir Super 30' initiative.
The project, named after Bihar's 'Super 30', aims to support talented, underprivileged students of Kashmir to achieve educational success by providing engineering entrance exam coaching.
A total of 40 students were enrolled under the project, out of which, 35 boys were given coaching in Srinagar and five girls in Delhi/NCR. In addition to this, 26 boys and two girls have qualified the IIT–JEE mains exam. Further, out of 28 students, nine made it to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technologies (IITs), an official release said.
Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh, who is a Lok Sabha MP from Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur constituency, felicitated these students at a function organised here. Addressing the students, Singh said that those selected have set an example before others to follow. He also added that Kashmir had the best talents, mentioning that, in the civil services exam result declared recently, 14 students from Jammu and Kashmir had made it to the list.
The students of the 'Kashmir Super 30' initiative of the Indian Army are being guided by training partners, Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL) and Petronet LNG Limited (PLL). Major General R P Khalita, General Officer Commanding, 19 Infantry Division, Indian Army, Prabhat Singh, MD and CEO of Petronet LNG Ltd and other officers were present at the event