Will review entire Higher Education system in JK: Parliamentary Panel
Srinagar: The Standing Committee of Parliament on Education, Women, Children, Youth and Sports who are on a two day visit to Kashmir Friday said that it will review the entire higher education system of Jammu and Kashmir.
One of the members of the standing committee and a Member of Rajya Sabha Vivek Thakur said, “We will review the entire higher education system of Jammu and Kashmir including the central university and state universities.”
Thakur said, “During our visit, we also had a detailed discussion on development of sports infrastructure here.”
The MP told reporters, “I must tell you one thing with confidence about the beautiful work that is happening in Kashmir, especially in the education and sports sector.”
“It is one if the best in the country and I can say that with the assurance that the kind of infrastructure that has been created in the remotest areas of Kashmir was not imaginable a few years back,” Thakur said.
He said that on Friday the standing committee completed a meeting in Srinagar and tomorrow another meeting was scheduled in Gulmarg.
“The members of parliament are here to appreciate the handcraft artisans and we have given a small token of appreciation to the workers because we are happy to see the skilled craftsmen of Kashmir,” Thakur said.
“We want the artisans to feel encouraged and carry on the legacy I have visited two years back too. I feel the people of Jammu and Kashmir are very happy,” he added.
“Overall, the attitude of everybody towards Kashmir is so positive People of Kashmir are experiencing change and peace and they are thinking progressively which they could not do till a few years ago,’ Thakur told reporters here.
The Rajya Sabha MP said Kashmiris were feeling happy because of the ongoing work in the Union territory.
“Shikara wala is happy that tourists are coming. When you feel happy, it has an effect on the overall atmosphere. People across the world, Kashmiris themselves, are saying there is development in Kashmir,” he said.
“The kind of infrastructure that has been created in the remotest areas of Kashmir, which was not imaginable a few years back be it in Sopore or Shopian the kind of peoples’ involvement that has come up in sports, that is a marvellous thing,” Thakur said.
Singh said the parliamentary committee has asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to go for talent scouting at the grassroots level.
Singh said committee members are duty-bound to help Kashmir’s crafts prosper and offered a token of appreciation to some local artisans.
Asked about the recent violence in Manipur, Thakur said it does not fall into the mandate of the committee.
“The committee’s job is to look at its chapter on education, women and child, and youth affairs. What you are asking is not the committee’s chapter,” he said.
To a question on the One Nation, One Election’ proposal announced on Friday, Singh said he can speak on the matter once he gets more details on it. (with inputs from KNO, PTI)