Ganderbal: Two residential skill development training programmes of 07 days duration on Stitching and Tailoring and Garment Construction were conducted by KVK Ganderbal in which 30 rural girls from Chonti Waliwar area of district Ganderbal participated. The training programmes were organized in association with State Agricultural Management & Extension Training Institute (SAMETI-Kashmir) and National Institute of Agriculture Extension Management (MANAGE) from August 26 to September 01, 2022. The skill development programmes were meant to create skill of tailoring and garment construction among the unemployed rural youth.
The programme was inaugurated at KVK Ganderbal by Senior Scientist & Head KVK Ganderbal, Dr Ishfaq Abidi, in presence of Sarpanch Zytoona Begum. Dr Ishfaq Abidi deliberated the youth about the rationale of the programme and the need for creation of skill among the youth and development of start-ups and income generating community centres.
Dr Rafiya Munshi and Dr Eajaz A Dar, Coordinators of the STRY on “Garment construction” and “Stitching &Tailoring”, respectively, delivered lectures on introduction to garment and clothing textile industry as an enterprise, the avenues and opportunities of these skill training programmes, use of machines and precautions in their handling and use. The hands-on training was conducted regarding the working of sewing machine, designing and drafting of fabric; stitching and construction of the different types of garments.
Positive feedback was received from the tribal girls regarding the training programme. The participants have decided to start the stitching & tailoring/garment construction community centre at Chonti Waliwar.
The valedictory function was held at Nund Reshi Hall, SKUAST-K, Shalimar. During the function, Prof. Nazir Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor of SKUAST-K was the chief guest and Director Extension, Dr. Dil Mohmmad Makhdoomi was the guest of honour. Deputy Director Trainings presented the review of the different skill development programmes conducted and appreciated the participants for their interest in entrepreneurship development. Director Extension delivered a lecture on the need of such skill trainings and the role of KVKs in strengthening the rural economy through such interventions The vice-chancellor congratulated the Directorate of Extension and the KVKs of the valley for conducting such skill-oriented programmes for the benefit of the unemployed youth. The function concluded with the formal distribution of certificates to the participants.