SRINAGAR: Authorities in Jammu and Kashmir are all set to implement the Students Police Cadet (SPC) Scheme among the students of 8th and 9th standard.
In this regard, Officer on Special Duty (OSD) with Director of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) has sought details of already identified students from Chief Education Officers (CEOs) of the region.
The OSD in a letter to CEOs has said, “I am directed to request you to furnish the list of already identified students of 8th and 9th class for Implementation of SPC scheme in the UT of Jammu & Kashmir.”
The officer has further said that the list should reach DSEK by or before March-6-2023.
According to the official documents, more than 1400 students of classes 8th and 9th have been identified from all districts of the region.
Pertinently, SPC project is a school-based youth development initiative that trains high school students to evolve as future leaders of a democratic society by inculcating within them respect for the law, discipline, civic sense, empathy for vulnerable sections of society and resistance to social evils.
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had directed the JK Police to launch a Student Police Cadet scheme in all 22 districts of the UT in both private and government schools to keep youth away from anti-social activities.
The project also enables youth to explore and develop their innate capabilities, thereby empowering them to resist the growth of negative tendencies such as social intolerance, substance abuse, deviant behavior, and anti-establishment violence.
Equally, it strengthens within them commitment towards their family, the community, and the environment. (KNO)