SRINAGAR: A seven days Skill Training Programme for Rural Youth (STRY) on theme area of “Veterinary Emergency Treatment and First Aid” commenced from today 25th March 2022 at Faculty of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry Shuhama. The training program is being organized by the Division of Veterinary Surgery & Radiology, FVSc & A H in association with the Directorate of Extension /State Agricultural Management and Extension lnstitute (SAMETI) and sponsored by National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE) Hyderabad.
The training is being attended by 21 rural youth from the Ganderbal district of Jammu & Kashmir. An impressive inaugural function was held at Dean’s Conference Hall at FVSc & AH, Shuhama to mark the beginning of the training programme with an ice breaking session with participants of the program.
Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi, Director Extension/SAMETl the Chief guest at the event inaugurated the training programme via virtual mode. Prof. Makhdoomi stressed on empowering rural youth with such types of training as they are much needed and have a great role in reducing the pain and sufferings of animals. He further highlighted the role of Skill Training programs held by SKUAST Kashmir for improvement in rural scenarios for the better with proven scientific technologies available and the role by the University for the same.
Prof. M. T. Banday, Dean FVSc and AH, Course Director of the training programme impressed that the training is envisioned to enable the trainees to provide first aid and emergency Veterinary care which is of prime importance to animal owners. He further stressed upon the participants to make full use of a training programme for enhancing their skills in care and management of livestock during emergencies on proven scientific lines.
Earlier, Dr. Moin Ansari (Course Coordinator) briefed the audience about the importance of training programme. He apprised the trainees regarding the module of the training programme and various sessions to be held in upcoming days. Dr. Ansari emphasized the significance of proper use of first aid in Veterinary Sciences to minimize different losses in animals affecting the farmers directly and indirectly.
Dr. Mehraj-u-din Dar, Assistant Professor, Division of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, proposed the vote of thanks. The training programme will be held for next seven days with practical sessions being the prime target to skill upgrade the participating rural youth.