SRINAGAR: Director School Education Kashmir (DSEK), Dr G N Itoo on Tuesday said the department is ready to provide every possible help in promoting scientific temperament and innovative ideas among students.
DSEK was speaking at the inaugural function of a workshop titled “JOD FOD TOD” at NIT Srinagar jointly organized by NIT Srinagar and Department of School Education in which 30 selected students from different schools shall be trained.
He said that the department will very soon organize exposure visits for the students to different professional, technological and educational Institutions of the country.
DSEK further said that to make the students well acquainted with the use and minor repair of domestic gadgets is the need of the hour so that in absence of professional mechanics any minor fault in these gadgets can be repaired by them.
“The department has formulated an Educational Calendar in which there is a programme for arranging the Educational tours to different Universities, colleges and NIT’s and visit the laboratories and other innovation centres in these Institutions in order to tap the capabilities of these students and give them an opportunity to show their innovative ideas and to encourage their creative thinking. DSEK added that our students are very talented and also have very innovative and creative minds but they only need a platform to show their abilities,” DSEK said.
30 students are being trained at NIT Srinagar in the first phase of this program in which the students shall learn about the working and minor repairs of domestic gadgets like fan, water pump and other gadgets which is being done under the supervision of Renowned National Level Expert and Trainer Vikas Chawda.
In his address, Vikas Chawda said that after this training programme we shall be very happy to go to the schools and train the students there.
In his address Director NIT, Rakesh Sehgal said that laboratories in the schools are a source to enhance the scientific temperament among the students and this source should be utilized to optimal level. He said NIT Srinagar will shortly provide computers and UPS’s to different identified schools. Speaking on the occasion Director Skill Development Mission Dr. G.N. Peer said that the conduct of this workshop “TOD FOD JOD” is a significant step and everyone should extend full cooperation to make this programme a success. The inaugural function was also attended by Registrar NIT Srinagar Nisar Ahmad, CEO of CHINAR International NGO Irfan Shahmiri, the faculty members of NIT Srinagar, Head of the Institutions of selected schools and students of NIT Srinagar.