Fifty one students belonging to economically weaker sections in Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir were assisted by Indian army for getting free admission to many universities in India, under the Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme. In the year 1999, Kargil war took place between India and Pakistan in the Kargil districts of Jammu and Kashmir, leading to many deaths and injuries. Inspite of many difficulties the people of Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir have been able to come up in their lives.
According to an official statement, to provide higher education to the local students Army had organized admission for 51 students of Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir in graduate courses under the Prime Ministers Special Scholarship Scheme. Prospective students were identified and chosen, their online registration were done by the army.
Official further said that these students are in final stages of counselling and will be sent to selected university for admission to different courses. Assistance in the form of a guide would accompany these students till the University and would complete the necessary co-ordination liasion.
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Number of students availing the Prime Minister special scheme from Kargil district were minimal ever since the scheme came into existence as commented by the official. Last year around 44 students were assisted by the army personals for getting admissions to various universities under the same scheme. Students selected from Kargil last year are studying in Gyan Vihar University in Jaipur.
As per the official, students who got admitted last year on full scholarship have been responsible for spreading this even in remote places such as Zanskar valley. Students belonging to this valley have registered for admission. For these Kargil students who got admitted in various universities across India, good quality education, job opportunities and bright future are in the offing. It would in turn encourage other students to look for better educational and job opportunities.