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LG addresses NIT Srinagar Convocation, advises students to understand human behaviour and people’s attitudes



“Every teacher should prepare the new generation in such a way that they are ready to tackle any challenges with adaptability as the nature of jobs keeps changing”, says the Lt Governor

A student must be fulfilled and not just successful. Experiment in Labs must translate into field trials: LG

(Asian News Hub) – Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha today called upon the academic leadership of all the institutions in Jammu and Kashmir, to prepare Skilled Human Capital in all major growth potential sectors and complement Government’s efforts in identifying core strengths of the demography and developing the Emerging Skill Sets to fill the Skill Gap as per the demand.

The Lt Governor made these remarks during his address at Convocation of National Institute of Technology, Srinagar through virtual mode.

Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Union Minister of Education was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, the Lt Governor congratulated the students of NIT Srinagar who received their degrees today.

He observed that the J&K administration is working on Mission Mode for development and growth of Industries and Businesses in the UT. There is a gap between what Industries require and what we are producing, and there is an urgent need to bridge this gap. Investment in Human Capital, especially in Professional Institutions like NIT Srinagar and development of basic skills has to be developed. In the coming days, with right intent and execution of reformative measures, we can meet the huge amount of vacancies that we need in Manufacturing, Services, Electricity Sector, Food Processing, IT Enabled Services, he added.

The biggest danger from unemployment is that of underemployment and all of us, be it institutions, companies or government, have to work together on this. The biggest reason for this is Skill Gaps and to fill the gap, the whole method will have to be Rebooted and Reinvented.

While addressing the students, the Lt Governor observed that the students have to understand that invention of technology alone is not enough, but now there is a need for collaborative efforts, and engineering, design and management will have to work together so that we can fulfil the aspirations of society, nation and the world.

As a student of engineering, I believe that technical education is the initiation of comprehensive development of society, through which the youth can become the engine of country’s growth, said the Lt Governor.

The Lt Governor advised the students to understand human behaviour and people’s attitudes and bring about necessary changes in order to serve the society at large. Some of you would like to pursue higher studies and some would like to start a Startup, so my suggestion is that whatever work and career you choose, it should be helpful in social and national prosperity, the Lt Governor said.

Speaking on the changing market and working trends, the Lt Governor observed that the field of work is constantly changing due to technological progress. New methods of production are being adopted, the market is expanding, and a new society is developing in which technology has a big role, so training also needs to change as per the requirement. Not only new jobs are replacing the old ones, but the rapidly changing economic landscape also requires upskilling for the existing jobs in technological firms, he added.

He further asked the teachers and parents to develop competitive mind of children which is also full of awareness towards duties, and teach them about a life of peace and joy and not merely temptations of attractive jobs.

“Every teacher should prepare the new generation in such a way that they are ready to tackle any challenges with adaptability as the nature of jobs keeps changing”, says the Lt Governor

A student must be fulfilled and not just successful.  Experiment in Labs must translate into field trials.  The greatest responsibility of the parents today is to develop inquisitive mind for better tomorrow. The greatest responsibility of the teachers today is to create efficiency, innovative minds and original geniuses, added the Lt Governor.

Speaking on the achievements of NIT Srinagar, the Lt Governor congratulated Professor Rakesh Sehgal for ranking 30th in Outlook-iCare rankings.

Behind this magnificent achievement are the hardwork, devotion, and dedication of the teachers. With a total of 12 departments and promising students from across the country, NIT Srinagar is a classic example of our cultural pluralism and coexistence, and also a symbol of cosmopolitanism, which is essential for the development of modern society and technology, he added.

NIT Srinagar has established an influential identity in the national and global scene and I believe that NIT Srinagar is a model to be emulated for any technology centre set up in a specific environment, and over a period of time has been developed into a laboratory of Ideas and Innovations, the Lt Governor observed.

“I sincerely hope that all the Graduates and Researchers who get out of NIT Srinagar today after receiving their degree, will make their outstanding contribution in further strengthening the country’s potential”, the Lt Governor concluded.

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Man found dead at Zaldagar



Driver killed in Ramban

(Asian News Hub) – Body of a 38-year-old man was found at a graveyard in Zaldagar area of Srinagar on Saturday morning.

Official sources told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the body of 38-year-old man identified as Feroz Ahmad Tarray resident of Zaldagar was found at graveyard.

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He said that a police party reached the spot and shifted the body to a nearby hospital, while further investigation has been launched to ascertain the cause of his death.

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Encounter rages in Drangbal Pampore



Top LeT Commander involved in killing of two cops in Baghat trapped: IGP Kashmir

(Asian News Hub) – An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Drangbal Pampore area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, officials said on Saturday morning.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a joint of team of police, Army and CRPF after receiving information about the presence of militants launched search operation in the area.

He said that as the joint team of forces intensified searches towards suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon the party, which was retaliated, thus triggering an encounter.

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He said that the exchange of fire is on in the area and one to two militants are believed to be trapped in the area.

Meanwhile, IGP Kashmir said that top Let Commander involved Umar Mushtaq Khanday who was involved in killing of two cops at Baghat is trapped in Pampore encounter.

Pertinently, umar was recently named among top 10 militants in Kashmir.

“LeT commander amongst #top 10 #militant namely Umar Mustaq Khandey who was involved in #killing of two police personnel at Baghat #Srinagar & other terror crimes trapped in Pampore #Encounter: IGP Kashmir.” Kashmir police zone tweeted.

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In 3 hours; two LeT (TRF) militants killed in Pulwama, Sgr encounters: Police



Militant killed in Pulwama was involved in killing of PDD employee at Batamaloo; Slain at Bemina encounter had killed SI Arshid at Khanyar, both slain locals; now only 3 militants active from Sgr district; 11 militants killed in 8 encounters this month: IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar

(Asian News Hub) – Jammu and Kashmir police Friday said that two Lashkar-e-Toiba (TRF) militants were killed in two separate encounters in southern Pulwama and Srinagar, who were involved in the killing of a civilian and probationary sub-inspector.

A police officer told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that based on a specific input, police, army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in village Wahibugh area of Pulwama. “During the search operation, when the suspected house where the militant was hiding, was zeroed-in, repeated offers of surrender were made. But the militant fired indiscriminately at the forces triggering a gun-battle,” he said. “In the ensuing encounter, one militant identified as Shahid Bashir Shiekh, resident of Habba Kadal, Srinagar was killed and his body retrieved from the site of encounter.” The officer said that slain militant had joined militancy recently and was linked with Lashkar-e-Toiba (TRF). Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar told KNO that slain militant Shahid was involved in the killing of civilian and PDD employee Muhammad Shafi Dar of Batamaloo, Srinagar. “We have recovered an AK-47 riffle from the slain militant,” the IGP said.

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About the second encounter, police said based on a specific input by police about the presence of a militant at Hamdaniya Colony Bemina area of Srinagar, an operation was launched by the police in the area. “During the search operation, the hiding militant was asked to surrender but he fired at the forces triggering an encounter,” a police official said, adding that “In the ensuing encounter, one militant identified as Tanzeel Ahmed, a resident of Haba Kadal, Srinagar.

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He said that the slain Tanzeel was involved in the killing of Probationary Sub Inspector Arshid Ashraf at Khanyar, Srinagar on September 12. The Kashmir police chief said that Shahid and Tanzil were also “collaborators in recent killings of a chemist and two teachers in the city.” The IGP Kashmir said that after recent civilian killings, Srinagar based militants had shifted to South Kashmir “but we continued to track their movements and managed to zero in on them today.”

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“Now only three militants are active as two have been killed today. We are after the remaining three and will soon get them,” the IGP said, both the encounters took place within a span of three hours. “Both operations are over and two-AK-47 rifles have been recovered from the two slain militants,” he said.

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