PAMPORE: The Department of English, GDC Pampore is organising a five-day workshop on ‘Communication skills’ in collaboration with MERC, University of Kashmir from 9th -14th May as part of a skill building activity of the recently established Reading club.
The inaugural ceremony of the five-day workshop on ‘Communication skills’ being organised by Department of English in collaboration with MERC, University of Kashmir was held on Monday. The Workshop is being held under the auspices of the College Skill Development Committee to build capacities in students to train them for the demands of the market. In attendance were the In-charge Principal Prof Hilal Bakshi, Dr Rashid Maqbool Assistant Professor MERC, Dr Saba Assistant Professor MERC, HOD English Prof Aaliya Bashir, Pro Shah Lateef Co-ordinator IQAC, Dr Shabir Hussain Lone, Co-coordinator IQAC, and other senior faculty members including Prof Ajaz Manzoor, HOD Political Science, Ashiq Hussain Wafaye (Librarian), Prof Alam Ara Convenor Protocol and Dr Samiullah Co-Convenor Protocol. Besides 32 student members of the College Reading Club attended the session. The moderation and rapporteur duties were performed by Dr Huzaifa Pandit – Assistant Professor English and Media Secretary College, officials told Kashmir Reader.
The event started with a brief outline of the reading club by the moderator Dr Huzaifa Pandit who drew attention to the necessity and requirement of communication skills in contemporary times.
The club was established on 8th April 2022 to promote and diversify reading tastes of students and nurture a talent of creative writing in students. Next, Prof Hilal Bakshi – Incharge Principal delivered the inaugural speech. In his speech he outlined the components of communication including seven C’s that include coherence, context and clarity. He enjoined upon the need for communication skills in light of NEP and its insistence on education as a holistic endeavour. He concluded by hoping that the collaboration will inaugurate an enriching and chequered series of collaborations that will be of long-term benefit to students. The event concluded with a note of thanks by the moderator.