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PM Modi provides Ladakh its very first main university; will have a Centre on Buddhist Studies

The proposed central university will have a centre of Buddhist research studies for mainly Gelug and Kagyu sect population of Ladakh.

Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greenlighted the prepare for the first central university in Ladakh with a Centre on Buddhist Researches, a move that comes practically a fortnight before the very first anniversary of the parliamentary enactment that caused the production of Ladakh as a union territory.The proposed central university will use degrees in all courses such as liberal arts and fundamental sciences except engineering and medical education.PM Modi’s in-principle approval came at a conference

convened on Monday to review the steps taken by the federal government over the last one year in the union areas of Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir and describe the concerns for the Centre over the next couple of months to enhance the lives of individuals. Union home minister Amit Shah, external affairs minister S Jaishankar, National Security Consultant Ajit Doval and all top authorities attended this meeting.Also read: DRDO sets up Covid screening facility in Leh On 5 August last year, the Centre had moved Parliament to strip

the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir of its unique status

in the Constitution and produce the two union areas. The Centre had then guaranteed that the Union Area status would lead to an improvement in the security situation in the centrally-administered areas and put the focus back on development.The education ministry is anticipated to move a formal proposal to set up the central university soon. It will need enactment of a central legislation that will, after clearance

from the Union cabinet, go to parliament for its approval.PM Modi suggested his approval to establish a main university at the July 20 conference considering that more than 10,000 Ladakhi students were forced to take a trip numerous kilometres away from home for higher education, individuals knowledgeable about the advancement said.Ladakh got its first university -University of Ladakh- just recently after the state assembly enacted a legislation in December 2018. This was a cluster university created by pooling all the resources of existing colleges of Ladakh.According to a proposal of the human resource advancement ministry, the Ladakh Central University is likewise aimed at trainees from Lahaul and Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh once the Rohtang La tunnel opens this year and makes sure round the year access to Leh through Jispa-Sarchu-Upshi path. The university will have a Centre for Buddhist Studies to accommodate the largely Gelug(to which the 14th Dalai Lama belongs )and Kagyu sect of Tibetan Buddhist population of Ladakh.It is discovered that the PM was completely focused on development of the two UTs and desired specific improvements highlighted in the coming days. He did not want the advancement argument to be digressed into the achievements of the state cops and security forces on counter-terrorism front.Even though the government is clear that beneficial interests within and throughout the border will try and vitiate the atmosphere near August 5, there was consensus in the meeting that the development agenda in both the UTs should not be thwarted at any expense. Thank you for signing up for our day-to-day newsletter.