Crescent Kashmir

Education in focus

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Education is the top priority of the central government and J&K administration.

Primary education in the schools is also in the focus of the government.

Recently Lieutenant Governor Shri Manoj Sinha chaired a meeting to review the implementation of PM SHRI Schools (PM Schools for Rising India) scheme in Jammu and Kashmir.

On the occasion of Teacher’s Day in 2022 Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had announced PM-SHRI for the upgradation and development of around 14,500 schools across the country.

In Phase-I, a total of 233 Schools from J&K have been approved for PM SHRI Schools by the Ministry of Education. In the second phase, J&K UT has recommended 265 schools to the Ministry of Education, seeking its approval. A total 20 Master Trainers have been trained at New Delhi, one each for the district.

“PM SHRI Schools will provide leadership to other schools in their respective areas by providing mentorship. Focus will be on learning outcomes of every child in every grade while promoting critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity in all schools,” the Lt Governor said.

Principal Secretary School Education Department gave a detailed presentation on the guiding principle for selection for the schools under the scheme.

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