Government would strive to turn state into knowledge capital of India: J&K CM
“The state has all the required ingredients to become an elite knowledge society,” said J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. He wants to revamp the education sector in Jammu and Kashmir by making it more research oriented.
Sayeed praised the role of universities of Kashmir and Jammu in promoting advanced research in science and stressed the urgent need to improve the standards and quality of higher education in the state. “J&K should be a place where people from the rest of the country, and even outside, will feel privileged to come for acquiring knowledge,” said Sayeed.
It was the occasion of special convocation at university to felicitate Bharat Ratna and internationally- acclaimed scientific researcher C N R Rao with honorary degree (Honoris Causa) for his “invaluable contribution to the field of science.”. Speaking at the event CM said that he cherishes the dream of making J&K the “knowledge capital” of the country and emphasized that the role of universities and other institutes of higher studies in developing ‘knowledge temper’ amongst aspiring students. He added that the change should begin at the primary school level; and he insisted that it is desire within the students motivates them to perform, “no matter how big the seat of higher learning will be.”
He thanked Dr. Rao and dwelt at length on remarkable contribution made by Prof Rao as a researcher and planner in the field of chemistry and higher education within the country and abroad.
“I hope many faculty members and students would feel inspired by his unstinted commitment to science and quality of work that he carried out over the years,” Mufti said.
Describing human resource as the most invaluable asset available with him, he asserted “We have to make our schools attractive and irresistible for our children and their parents.”