Srinagar: Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) Thursday said that several steps are being taken for the development of the basic infrastructure in the Department of Education, which also includes providing of standard MDM kitchen facilities in the schools.
In a significant development in this regard, the Department has started training for the MDM cooks in this regard.
Pertinently, the government is making every possible effort to make this scheme more meaningful and make it more effective.
Minister for Education Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari and Secretary Education Farooq Ahmad Shah has directed for the training of MDM cooks.
Subsequently, Director of School Education Kashmir, Dr. G.N. Itoo inaugurated 10 Days Training programme for Master Trainers for MDM cooks from 10 Districts of the Kashmir Division at Institute of Hotel Management Rajbagh.
On the occasion, DSEK said that after completing this training programme this group shall impart training to the cooks in their respective Districts and thus all the 14000 cooks working in all the Districts of the Division including Leh and Kargil will be trained.
He said that during the training programme these cooks shall be made acquainted with all the aspects of the kitchen i.e. from cleanliness to different methods of cooking.
He added that during the training programme the top performing cooks shall be awarded by the Department.
Speaking in his Welcome address, the Principal of the Institute Qazi Shabir said that these Cooks shall be given practical training in the Institute and they shall be also taught different methods of cooking, methods of retaining the nutritional value of food and presentation of the cooked food.
On the occasion Joint Director Education Central, Syed Abid Hussain, Joint Director SSA H.R. Pakhru, Deputy Director Planning Muhammad Yousuf Rather, Assistant Director Planning Muhammad Ishaq and Media Coordinator Fayaz Ahmad Fayaz were also present.
After the inaugural function DSEK visited the training classrooms of the Institute in order to take a stock of the training process. Speaking to media he said all the 14000 MDM cooks of all the Districts including Leh and Kargil of the Division shall be provided this training in phased manner.
He added that this training is undergoing under the direct supervision of the higher ups of the Department.