Srinagar: Eleven STRY Training programme of one week each were inaugurated on Monday at NundReshi auditorium, SKUAST-K. Out of which Eight trainings will be conducted on Mushroom Production Tech-Wasteto Wealth Management , one training each on First Aid know how in animals for Rural Youth, Production of organic milk and its potential for entrepreneurship in Dairy Sector and Employment generation through vermicomposting. Besides valedictory function of “Nursery Management and Practices” was held today.
Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-K, Prof. Nazir Ahmad Ganai was the Chief Guest of the inaugural session and Director Extension, Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi was the Guest of Dean Horticulture , Associate Directors, Deputy Director (Trainings), Scientists of the Directorate, Head, Division of Fruit Science and participants attended the inaugural session of the STRY Trainings.
Vice Chancellor appreciated Director Extension for conducting 119 STRY trainings during this financial year. He appraised that all the trainings are of utmost importance and are the need of the hour for boosting the moral youth and getting the training for generating the income and livelihood for unemployed rural youth. Vice Chancellor also stressed the trainees for the formation of FPOs in aspirational districts after completing the STRY trainings.
Prof. Dil Mohammad Makhdoomi, Director Extension, SKUAST-K deliberated on the need and importance of STRY trainings and thanked Govt of India for providing Skill Development Programme. He expressed concern about land shrinking, non-availability of jobs in other fields, increasing input cost which compound the situation to give skill to the youth so that they will start their own units in Horticulture, Agriculture, Poultry, Animal Sciences etc. Director Extension informed that many trainees have started their own boutiques after attending STRY trainings in cutting and tailoring, floriculture and landscaping, repair of tractors and other farm machinery. He also stressed on empowering rural youth with such type of trainings as they are much needed and have a great role in reducing the pain and sufferings of animals.
Deputy Director (Trainings) presented the overview of trainings and gave a briefing about formation of FPOs.
The inaugural session was concluded with the vote of thanks by Prof. MasoodSaleem Mir, Associate Director Extension (A.S)