Srinagar, August 26: The statement by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti that only 5 percent of ‘miscreants’ in the valley have kept the situation on the boil may be true at large.
The youth in the valley have reportedly been striving hard to secure their future. After Shah Faesal topping the Civil Services Examination in 2009 followed by second ranked Athar Aamir Shafi Khan in 2015, the enrolment of youth in coaching institutes meant for preparation of Civil Services examination has increased.
Alongside the youth’s revving up the interest in Public Services Commission, the counselling sessions for MBBS and BDS admission on 24 August in the valley saw hundred percent attendance with the young notwithstanding curfew and restrictions.
Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE) Chairman, GH Tantre told mediapersons that candidates have been reaching the counselling centres on their respective dates in full attendance.
BOPEE offices in both Jammu and Srinagar are employing Video-Conferencing for the first time.
The attendance on both Wednesday and Thursday did not see even one missing candidate of the 200 each on both days.
Similarly, during the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) exam and Common Entrance test (CET) for MBBS and BDS, over 90 percent of the candidates from valley had appeared in an attempt to secure their future. A total of 4,841 students had registered while 4,453 had appeared in the NEET examination with higher number of candidates from valley appearing.
The same trend was seen during the CET conducted by BOPEE out of 11,811 valley candidates, a total of 10803 or 91 percent appeared while out of the 6,056 candidates from Jammu 5,512 candidates or 91 percent took the exam.
The trends clearly show a bigger zeal to secure their future in candidates from Kashmir Valley.