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J&KSA delegation calls on Secretary TAD

SRINAGAR: J&K Students Association delegation Thursday called on Secretary Tribal Affairs Department J&K and CEO Mission Youth Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary in Srinagar and apprised him about various issues of Tribal students in Jammu and Kashmir.

The other main demands put forward by delegation included including Scholarship, Fellowship, Coaching & other youth related programs.

He gave patient hearing to problems and assured that, all possible steps are being taken for them & would be looked into and addressed on merit. Assuring his full support in educational upliftment of the community, the Secretary Tribal affairs said that concrete measures are being taken to shape up the future of the students living in remote and far-flung areas.

Choudhary said that major initiatives for tribal students under Tribal plan and under Mission youth to be taken in coming time.

Secretary TAD informed delegation that, Tribal Affairs Department (TAD) has initiated the process for time-bound modernisation of its residential hostels in all districts. This plan comprises and envisages infrastructure upgradation, technological interventions, management revamp and decentralised functioning. Under the plan, each hostel will also get a Career Counselling Centre (CCC) for mentoring the students right from their admission.

He said the community classes are also being held on the higher reaches of the Pirpanjal range in Rajouri district for children of tribal nomadic communities which undertake seasonal migration towards upper reaches for six months. Seven such seasonal community centres are operational on the higher reaches of the Pirpanjal range to ensure that the education of these children is not affected due to migration.

He told the delegation that they have planned various schemes for the tribal communities of Jammu and Kashmir to connect them with various facilities—(KNO)


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