7-day training on soft skills concludes at SKUAST-K

Srinagar: SKUAST- Kashmir Tuesday concluded a seven-day soft skill training course, ‘Communication and Personality Development’.
The online training was organised by SKUAST-K’s Division of Silviculture and Agroforestry, Faculty of Forestry in collaboration with World Bank-ICAR funded National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP) for institutional development of the university.
Vice-Chancellor, SKUAST-K Prof Nazeer Ahmed, who was the chief guest of the valedictory function, stressed on conducting soft skills and other such programmes for the faculty, scientists, and students of the university to enhance their communication and professional skills.
Deputy Director General, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education for Extension Education, Dr Sudhir Kumar, who was the guest of the honour at the occasion, delivered a thought-provoking address.
Director PPMO and PI NAHEP, Prof Nazeer Ahmad Ganai, elaborating on the mandate of NAHEP for IDP of SKUAST-K and conducting of such programmes under the project.
Director Education, SKUAST-K, Prof Syed Masood-ul-Hassan Balkhi; Prof KN Qaisar, Head, Division of SAF, Faculty of Forestry; Dr Nazir Ahmad Pala and Dr Megna Rashid, Scientists SAF were present at the concluding function. Dr Javeed Mugloo, senior scientist SAF, who was the organising secretary of the training programme, conducted the proceedings.
Besides 10 international participants, about 500 participants from 28 states/UTs of the country participated in the training programme. The participants included teaching and scientific fraternity across the country, officers from government functionaries, members from MNCs, research scholars and people from NGOs. This training programme had 12 technical sessions with experts across the country to train the participants.
The event was also attended by renowned field experts: Dr KP Ouseph, Ex PCCF; N Gopinathan, Ex-PCCF; Dr MS Vignesh, Registrar, Sri Sigandooreshwari Group of Education, GoK; Khwaja Javed, Professional Trainer; Dr AK Handa, Principal Scientist, Agroforestry ICAR-CAFRI, Jhansi.

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