Of the many initiatives taken up by the Indian Army to improve the quality of life in Kashmir Valley, Kashmir Super 30 coaching education project is one major highlight. Under this project, Medical, Engineering, NEET aspirants, who are not financially sound, get required guidance and support to crack the entrance exams. Executed by National Integrity and Educational Development Organization (NIEDO), Indian Army oversees the overall administration and logistics. After multiple written exams and screenings, only 30 students get selected from JandK for this programme. These students get trained for 12 months before they sit in the entrance exams. It not just provides an equal opportunity to the under-privileged but also reinvigorate the process of peace, progress and stability in the Union Territory.
Speaking on the current situation in the Kashmir Valley post abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, Lt General of GOC (Chinar Corps), BS Raju, on March 01 said that the Indian Army have been able to establish trust and connect with the public through outreach programs which in turn will manifest into lower terrorist recruitment. "With better outreach programs by Army, civil administration and Police, we have been able to establish greater trust and connect with public. I believe this will manifest into lower (terrorist) recruitment," BS Raju said.
Under the Smart City scheme, the Jammu - Kashmir government is taking up various projects to attract more tourists in the Valley. The beautification of flyovers in the Valley has taken a pace. As part of the beautification, walls and pillars of flyover in Jehangir Chowk are being painted with colorful paintings showcasing the culture and picturesque landscapes of J-K. Locals appreciated the move as it will help in promoting the tourism sector of the Valley.The project is initiated by the Ministry of Urban Development.
Srinagar registered its lowest minimum temperature in 30 years. Srinagar city, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, recorded a low of minus 8.8 degrees Celsius on Saturday night -- down from minus..
Srinagar recorded a low of minus 8.4 degrees Celsius, which was the coldest temperature recorded in the city in 30 years, an official of the MET department said.... IndiaTimes Also reported by •Zee News •Indian Express