New Delhi (NVI): In order to provide better education to the youth of Ladakh, Indian Army has initiated the project Ladakh Ignited Minds: A Centre of Excellence and Wellness.
The Leh based Fire and Fury Corps of Indian Army has signed an MoU with corporate partner Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and executing agency National Integrity and Educational Development Organisation, (NIEDO).
“The project Ladakh Ignited Minds: A Centre of Excellence and Wellness has been conceptualised to secure a better future for the youth of UT of Ladakh and is a full-time residential program to mentor and guide them for a period of twelve months for entrance examinations of various Medical and Engineering Colleges spread across in India,” the defence ministry said in a statement.
“The program under the aegis of Indian Army will be executed by Kanpur based NGO, National Integrity & Educational Development Organisation (NIEDO). Army would oversee the overall operations to include administration and logistics with requisite funding support through Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL),” it added.
According to the ministry, the Kanpur based educational trust named National Integrity and Educational Development Organisation (NIEDO), which has been identified to execute the program will not only mentor and guide the kids and aid their future growth story but will also provide value-based education.
Speaking on the occasion, Lt Gen PGK Menon, GOC 14 Corps highlighted that the Indian Army is emphasising on efforts which not only provides just skill development training but also ultimately result in employment opportunities to the under privileged sections of UT of Ladakh.
The ceremony was attended by Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, MP, Leh, Advisor to LG, UT of Ladakh, Secretary to LG, UT of Ladakh and Tashi Gyalson, Chief Executive Councillor, Leh, Secretary Education, UT of Ladakh.