Indian Army after positive response to its engineering “super 40” scheme from Kashmiri youth has now started the “Kashmir Super 30’ initiative for medical aspirants.
“I believe the children will do well and serve the country. Since a year,our aim has been to engage youth and bring them to mainstream,” said General officer Commanding 15 corps Gen AK Bhatt.
Last year, Indian Army’s initiative – “Kashmir Super 40” helped 28 students from Jammu and Kashmir belonging to economically weaker sections qualify for institutions like IITs and NITs. The students enrolled under the ‘Kashmir Super 40’ initiative are trained under the aegis of the Centre for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL) and Petronet LNG Limited (PLL).
Of the 40 students under the initiative in 2017, 35 boys received coaching in Srinagar while five girls received training in Delhi. Of them, twenty-six boys and two girls qualified the IIT–JEE mains exam while nine made it to the IITs.
At the inaugural ceremony, Lt Gen Bhatt also said, “There’s peace among public due to ceasefire. If in these 30 days there’s no civil casualty it would be good news for us. Pakistan is still trying to infiltrate & our troops are being deployed to retaliate.”