Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday said that students need freedom, creativity and engagement to become multi-achievers to thrive and shape their future.
Lieutenant Governor was speaking during the inauguration of the Annual Youth Festival ‘Sonzal-2022’ at the University of Kashmir on Wednesday during which he observing that Young students are multi-faceted, multi-dimensional and entrusted upon the Educational Institutions to discharge their responsibility to ensure freedom, creativity and engagement for them to become multi-achievers, and acquire knowledge & skills to thrive and shape their future.
Extending his best wishes to the participating Youth on the occasion, the Lt Governor said that the annual festival is a great opportunity for young artists’ to showcase their talents and ‘Sonzal’ provides them much-needed platform to achieve the dream of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’.
Sonzal or rainbow, which is a symbol of hope, inspiration and good fortune and for the students, rainbow finally arrives when they have space for individual growth, independent thinking and opportunity to discover their own hidden treasure that will contribute in nation building, the Lt Governor added.
Creative pursuits are a great medium for the young students to develop leadership skills, human values, willingness to take risks, understanding the power of new ideas, competency to face future challenges and to nurture personality traits, the Lt Governor said.
Our focus on ensuring choice, collaboration, curiosity, communication, critical thinking, creativity, research & enhanced engagement in the education system can create better education goals and equip students with the necessary skills, knowledge & values, he added.
Lt Governor said that education is not about the race to come first but education is about achieving the highest peak of values in life. Institutions must ensure that the new learning framework and key concepts as recommended by National Education Policy are incorporated in curriculum, he added.
He emphasized on laying specific focus on creativity, critical thinking, collaboration to replace curriculum overload, more hours of learning to quality learning time. Syllabus should be more adaptable and dynamic, providing space for cutting edge innovation, he added.
Lt Governor appreciated the efforts of the Kashmir University for making necessary changes to incorporate recommendations of National Education Policy. ‘University of Kashmir has been transformed into a centre of excellence and promoting scientific research, new ideas & knowledge, and adapting to rapid change across the world in fundamental aspects of the educational landscape’, he said.
Prof Nilofer Khan, Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir spoke about the broad contours of the Mega Youth festival.