In an impromptu decision, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced upgrading of Kendriya Vidyalaya School in Uri area of Jammu and Kashmir to higher secondary level.
The PM's announcement came in response to a demand put forth by the local residents to this effect.
"Modi announced the upgradation of local KV school from high school to higher secondary level after inaugurating the 240-MW Uri-II power project," an official spokesman said.
The spokesman said admission for the higher secondary level of classes would be started from the coming session.
Addressing the gathering, Modi said J and K is on the path of development and progress, the spokesman said.