In the Kashmir Valley, Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha inaugurated the new Girls Hostel at National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Srinagar on Friday. On the occasion, the Lt Governor congratulated the NIT management, faculty members and students on the occasion. He said the facility is dedicated to our daughters who are breaking the barriers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics- STEM education and ready to shape the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Mr Sinha emphasized on developing specialized workforce to meet the industry demands who should also be capable of solving local challenges. He said the biggest responsibility of the institutions like NIT today is to create new generation of innovators. He maintained that we should focus on developing Innovation-driven economy in Amrit Kaal to strengthen innovation ecosystem in the country.

The Lt Governor called upon the faculty members to

create a conducive environment for future-oriented capacity building of students and strengthening the synergy between educational institutions and industries. He said we must also ensure increased participation of women in STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics courses.

At NIT, the Lt Governor also shared the transformation in the educational landscape of the country, under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Mr Sinha said our educational institutions are emerging today as centers of cutting-edge learning programs and with the new opportunities being provided to our talented youth in diverse fields, we can truly dominate the global knowledge economy in the future.

The state-of-the-art hostel inaugurated today is a major step towards providing residential facilities to the girl students in the Campus.

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