‘Student-to-student contact to enable youth learn, share experiences’

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JAMMU: There was need for encouraging exposure visits to enable students from J&K to interact with their counterparts in different states of India and vice-versa, Minister for Education Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari said on Wednesday.
Speaking during a video conference convened by Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD), government of India, Prakash Javadekar with the education ministers of different states, Altaf Bukhari said student-to-student contact would help bridge the gap among the states and enable youth to learn and share their experiences.
The MHRD had organised the video conference to brief the education ministers and senior functionaries of the states about the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s video interaction with the secondary, senior secondary and college students of India scheduled on March 16, an official handout read.
The event is being organised to know about the aspirations of the students and counsel them about stress management during examinations. During the interaction, Altaf Bukhari urged the education minister of Kerala to send a group of 500 students of his state to Kashmir for an exposure visit.
The HRD Minister also appreciated the J&K education minister for holding and promoting exposure visits of students of J&K and their counterparts of other states.