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Kashmir Super 50

 

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  • A group of 30 students, part of Kashmir Super 50 visited New Delhi and interacted with General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff.

Kashmir Super 50:

  • Project Kashmir Super 50 is a joint initiative by Indian Army, Center for Social Responsibility and Leadership (CSRL) and PETRONET LNG Limited (PLL).
  • It was launched on 22 March 2013 to transform the educational status of children from economically weaker sections in the Kashmir region.
  • As part of the 11-month program, selected students are provided with complete free residential coaching for IIT-JEE, JKCET and other premier Engineering Institutes.
  • Outgoing 2018 batch is the fifth batch of Kashmir Super 50 which had 45 boys based in Srinagar and five girl students based in Noida.
  • Out of which this year, 32 students (30 boys and 02 girls) have cleared IIT-JEE Mains and seven students have cleared IIT-JEE Advance.
  • Kashmir Super 50 has been one of the most successful projects undertaken by the Indian Army in the valley.
  • It has directly impacted the lives of number of youths in J&K by providing them the right guidance and opportunity to make a career for themselves.
  • The project has equally helped the families of these youths in their growth and prosperity.
  • It is a major initiative towards bringing normalcy in the valley.
  • On similar lines of Kashmir Super 50 for engineering aspirants, Indian Army has recently signed a MoU for medical aspirants with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) & National Integrity Educational Development Organisation (NIEDO), under which selected students will be provided with complete free residential coaching for National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).

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