PM Narendra Modi digitally lays the foundation stone of Sindhu Central University Ladakh

Leh, Feb. 20, 2024: The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Narender Modi today digitally inaugurated and laid the foundation stone for various projects created at Centrally Funded Higher Educational Institutions, under the Ministry of Education including Sindhu Central University in Ladakh.  

The event was organized at the University of Ladakh, Taru Campus, Leh, and the Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor, UT Ladakh Brig. (Dr) B. D. Mishra was the Chief Guest on the occasion. He attended the program along with Chief Executive Councilor, Kargil Dr. Mohd Jaffar Akhon; and MP, Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, and students from the University of Ladakh, Campus Kargil virtually through video conferencing from Delhi.

The event was physically attended by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ladakh Prof S. K. Mehta; Commissioner/Secretary, Higher Education Department, UT Ladakh Padma Angmo; Councilors of Lamayuru, Markha, Khaltsi and Rong Constituencies; Chief Engineer of CPWD; Controller of Examinations of the University of Ladakh; faculty, staff, and students of Ladakh University.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, LG Ladakh emphasized on the pivotal role played by the teaching faculty in uplifting the students of the region towards greater heights. He said, “Our teaching faculty stands as the cornerstone of our educational ecosystem, fostering knowledge, critical thinking, and values among our students.”

He appreciated the unwavering dedication of the teaching staff in improving the standards of higher education studies in Ladakh by ensuring learning through innovative, and creative methods with the use of advanced teaching aids.

Considering the environmental and social sensitivity of the region, Brig. (Dr) B. D. Mishra reaffirmed his commitment to safeguard the rich culture, language, land, and jobs in Ladakh for its people only. He expressed his dedication and concern towards ensuring the holistic development of the region through a robust mechanism keeping in view the needs and aspirations of the local population.    

Speaking on the occasion, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. S. K. Mehta informed about the recent allocation of funds to the tune of Rs. 18,19,50,000/ under Pradhan Mantri Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (PM-USHA) for the fiscal year 2023-25. “The dedicated funds will strengthen academic programs, upgrade facilities, innovation, creativity, and academic excellence”, stated Prof. Mehta. He also shared the developments and achievements of the University of Ladakh over the past few years.