An Indian minister Jitendra Singh felicitated the Jammu and Kashmir students who have qualified for the IITs / NITs and regional colleges, at a function organised in Delhi on Tuesday.
These students belong to the ‘Kashmir Super 30’ initiative of Indian Army with training partner Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL) and Petronet LNG Limited (PLL).
The project aims to support the underprivileged students of the economically weaker sections of Kashmir to achieve educational success by providing engineering entrance exam coaching.
Out of 40 students enrolled under the project, 35 boys were given coaching at Srinagar and 5 girls at Delhi / NCR.
In the result declared of IIT-JEE this year, 26 boys and 2 girls cleared the IIT–JEE mains exam. Further out of 28 students, 9 students made it to the IITs.
Jitendra Singh said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, various new schemes have been initiated which are youth-centric.
He said that India’s 65% population is below the age of 40 years, so youth-aspirations will decide our priorities. He assured students that the Government of India is ready to support all efforts to realise their potential.