Srinagar: A seven-day Skill Development Programme on “seed/planting material value chain development” under STRY was on Monday inaugurated at DARS-Rangreth, SKUAST-Kashmir.
The program will be held from January 23 to 29 wherein more than 25 participants from diverse background (educated rural youth) shall be exposed to various dimensions of the theme area for promotion of entrepreneurship in agriculture/horticulture sector, the SKUAST-K said in a statement.
The main objective of the training programme is to develop skills and inculcate entrepreneurial mind set among the participants. Prof. Z A Dar, ADR-DARS Rangreth SKUAST-Kashmir was the chief guest in inaugural session and was accompanied by Dr. Sheeraz Ahmad, Incharge IGRFI Srinagar centre, Prof.SA Dar, Professor PBG, Prof Noorul Saleem Khuroo, PI AICRP-Forage, and Dr. M. Habib, Associate Professor, DARS on the dais.
In addition to participants, various scientists of DARS-station were also present in an impressive inaugural function held at conference hall of DARS station. In his inaugural address, Prof. ZA Dar highlighted the need and importance of skill oriented training programmes to generate employability among the promising entrepreneurs for societal development. He further highlighted the role of the station and implementation of various schemes and programs in collaborative mode among different organizations.
Earlier, Course Director Prof Ajaz A. Lone formally welcomed the guests and participants of the training program and informed about the background of the training program. He also highlighted the significance of value quality seed/planting material for further growth and development.
Prof. S.A Dar threw light on various aspects of entrepreneurship development and also quoted many successful entrepreneurial avenues and their impactful presence for the information & inspiration of participant so as to inculcate zeal & passion among them.
Dr. Ajaz A. Lone, Professor, PBG and course coordinator gave a brief account about the training program and its upcoming sessions. The function ended with a formal Vote of Thanks proposed by Dr. Aamir Hassan, Assistant Professor.