The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir has said “J&K
has all ingredients to become an elite Knowledge Society” and “my government
will strive to make the State as the knowledge capital of our country,” speaking
at the Special Convocation at University of Kashmir.
The Special Convocation was organized to honour Prof C N R
Rao, Bharat Ratna and internationally-acclaimed scientific researcher, with
honorary degree (Honoris Causa) for his “invaluable contribution to the field
He dwelt at length on remarkable contribution made by Prof
Rao as a researcher and planner in the field of chemistry and higher education
within the country and abroad.
“I hope many faculty members and students would feel
inspired by his unstinted commitment to science and quality of work that he
carried out over the years,” Mufti said.
“J&K should be a
place where people from the rest of the country, and even outside, will feel
privileged to come for acquiring knowledge,” he said and insisted on targeting
primary education first for “developing scientific temper amongst the growing
young minds of children.”
He said his Government will take a cue from IT-hub Bangalore
to lay a strong foundation for “knowledge movement” in the State.
“Education sector will be totally revamped to make it
vibrant and research-oriented. We have to make our schools attractive for our
children and their parents. We can solve our problems only through education
and we are committed to bring reforms in the system,” he asserted, reported