As educational institutions reopen in phases amid a decline in COVID-19 cases, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha said on Sunday that his government will facilitate an interactive environment that has been lacking in online classes. He spoke this month in the episode of ‘Awaam Ki Awaaz’, which he dedicated to the young achievers of the Union territory.
The radio program was broadcast on all local and primary channels of All India Radio (AIR) in UT and was broadcast on DD Kashir. Education and children’s health are the administration’s biggest responsibilities, Sinha said, adding that it was supposed to prioritize health last year, but now, with dwindling Covid cases, opening schools and creating happiness zones, the administration wants a interactive environment in educational institutions that was missing in online classes.
Recognizing the importance of mental health, especially during the ongoing pandemic, more than 1,000 government schools of the Jammu Division have created happiness zones to provide safe and psychologically comfortable spaces within the school building where students can talk about their feelings and emotions confidentially. Responding to suggestions from one of the callers, the LG said the administration understands the need for psychosocial support to students and is taking positive steps in this direction.
Responding to a suggestion on steps to take towards a drug-free J&K, he said the government is fully committed to strengthening the framework for action and taking a strong stance against drug abuse, in addition to providing practical solutions to a drug-free society. to build. Sinha said he wants to ensure that every citizen has equal opportunities to grow and has reasonable and affordable access to basic services. He also urged the people to commit themselves to the betterment of society. “We must strengthen our belief in the goodness of humanity and inspire everyone to live virtuous lives. Let’s all make a pledge today to follow the path of equality and social harmony and build a J&K where all walks of life together contribute to shaping the future of this beautiful UT,” said the LG.
Bellers also made suggestions regarding the expansion of NCC, introducing philosophy as a subject in post-graduation at the University of Kashmir; developing Aharbal as an unusual tourist site with improved facilities, promoting financial literacy and launching a special action to facilitate the provision of financial services. Sinha instructed concerned officials on these issues to take the necessary measures and incorporate these insights into their policies.
He also welcomed a suggestion to use the PPP model to bridge the digital divide and create an environment for digital inclusion. To fulfill the Prime Minister’s intention to make all villages digitally literate, he said: “We have decided to launch ‘digital Jammu and Kashmir’. In the coming days, the board will work on digital services and literacy as part of this campaign.”
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