Indian Army said that it has identified 146 students from different districts of the valley and will be sponsoring the education of these students with an amount of Rs 1.2 lakhs each….reports Asian Lite News
The Indian Army on Sunday commenced the Jammu and Kashmir Special Scholarship Scheme 2023 as part of Operation Sadbhavana with the aim of providing educational opportunities to underprivileged yet dedicated students.
Indian Army said that it has identified 146 students from different districts of the valley and will be sponsoring the education of these students with an amount of Rs 1.2 lakhs each.
“This program has a goal to bridge the gap between privileged and underprivileged students by offering scholarships and financial aid to those who exhibit exceptional potential and dedication in the field of education,” an official statement said.
The balance expenditure in respect of these students will be borne by the respective universities. There are 12 affiliated universities in which these students will be pursuing their Higher Education.
Army said that hundreds of students had applied from Kupwara district of which 34 students were finalised based on a written test and interview.
“These students were felicitated with a “Send Off Ceremony” organised today at Durgmullah on behalf of the Kupwara based Division. The ceremony was also aimed at encouraging more students from the weaker sections of society to pursue higher education and contribute in building an Atmanirbhar Bharat,” an official statement said. (ANI)