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‘Ladakh Ignited Minds project’ of Indian Army

‘Ladakh Ignited Minds project’ of Indian Army

Recently, the Indian Army has launched the ‘Ladakh Ignited Minds Project’ to provide educational opportunities for a better future for young students of Ladakh.

For this, Leh-based Corps of Indian Army has signed a memorandum of understanding with corporate partner Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and an NGO ‘National Integrity and Educational Development Organisation, (NIEDO)’.

LadakhIgnited Minds project

  • Ladakh students under the ‘Ladakh Ignited Minds Project’ will be provided with a 12-month residential arrangement for all types of entrance examinations.
  • Through which the youth of Ladakh can be admitted to various medical and engineering colleges present in the country.
  • The program will be executed by the National Integrity and Educational Development Organisation, (NIEDO), a Kanpur-based NGO under the aegis of the Indian Army.
  • The project will train 45 students from Kargil and Leh districts, in which 20 girls will be trained.
  • The project will train students for entrance exams like JEE and NEET.

Development of Ladakh

  • Recently UPSC has added Leh of Ladakh as its examination center.
  • ONGC is setting up its first geothermal energy project in Ladakh. The plant is targeted to generate an estimated power generation capacity of 250
  • The annual solar radiation is found more in the Ladakh region of India. Also, it produces abundant natural resources.
  • It is also known as ‘land of Lamas’ or ‘Little Tibet’. It has many tourism opportunities at an altitude of 9,000 feet and 25,170

Source: PIB

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