Leh, Dec 7: The winter residential coaching classes in Ladakh were assessed during a meeting.
Principal Secretary School Education Department, Sanjeev Khirwar chaired the meeting to assess winter residential coaching classes for 10th and 12th grades in UT Ladakh with Principals and Headmasters of Higher Secondary Schools (HSS) and High Schools (HS). The primary focus of the meeting was the preparation of students for the upcoming CBSE Board exams.
During the meeting, the Director of School Education Tsering Paldan briefed the Principal Secretary on the widespread implementation of winter residential classes in Leh districts, and the substantial participation of schools in Kargil district. There are 10 centres (winter friendly) established in each district where students of these two classes are being accommodated.
Directly engaging with Principals and Headmasters, the Principal Secretary discussed the facilities provided to students, including the quality of food, heating arrangements, and mentorship within the residential winter coaching programs. The challenges faced in running smooth winter residential coaching classes in remote and far-flung areas were also addressed during the interaction.
Expressing a keen interest in the students' well-being, the Principal Secretary interacted with students from various schools, discussing exam stress and challenges. The students openly shared their study experiences, and the Principal Secretary emphasized the importance of self-awareness, identifying strengths and weaknesses, and diligent practice to achieve success.
Students from HSS Panikhar and Nyoma conveyed their gratitude to the Principal Secretary and the entire School Education Department for providing the invaluable facility of winter classes. They expressed that, for underprivileged students in the remote areas of Ladakh, winter coaching was once just a dream, but the School Education Department has made it possible.
Acknowledging the dedication of Heads of Institutions (HoIs) and staff members, the Principal Secretary appreciated their efforts in making winter classes a reality despite the challenging climatic conditions and limited resources.
The meeting concluded with a shared commitment to ensuring the success of winter residential coaching programs and providing students in Ladakh with the necessary support for their academic achievements.