Second Edition of Kashmir SUPER 30, a coaching cum residential scheme, launched in year 2013 by the Army in collaboration with Centre for Social Responsibility & Leadership (CSRL) to provide free of cost coaching, lodging and other related facilities to the meritorious students hailing from humble background, was formally launched today, through a seminar held in Baramullah, a statement issued by army said.
Around 300 students from all over Baramullah District, mostly from Class 12th & 1st year of graduation participated in the seminar besides police, academics and civil dignitaries, the statement said.
During the seminar, it informed, “students were encouraged to come forward & take the challenge of clearing the entrance exam being conducted in various parts of the Valley & be a part to the history in making by joining the Kashmir Super 30 Second edition,” adding, “Dr SK Shahi, Director CSRL, briefed the children about the importance of IIT & also motivated them by narrating success stories from the past. He emphasised that the children with aptitude must aspire to clear the exams for IIT.”
The statement further said that Dr MA Shah from NIT Srinagar motivated the children and exhorted them to be a part of the transformation of the valley and urged them to help Kashmir find a place in the Scientific Map of the World. While addressing the gathering, Dr Seemin Rubab from NIT Srinagar briefed the students on various other career options available to science stream students, it added.
The programme culminated with felicitation of the students from first batch of Kashmir Super 30. The statement further informed that similar seminars are likely to be held at four more locations in the Valley to spread awareness amongst the students. “The registration for second edition would close on 30th April 2014 followed by a screening test at all districts of the Valley on 11th of May,” it said.