Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Polytechnic campus at Kargil

An impressive inaugural function of Govt. Polytechnic campus was held at Khurbuthang, here today.

The campus was inaugurated by Minister for Technical Education, Medical Education and YSS, R S Chib, in presence of CEC Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan, Executive Councilors, LAHDC Kargil.

In his inaugural address, Mr. Chib, said that the present is committed to provide the education at door step in the entire State and Technical Education is on the priority list. While emphasizing the need of eradication of Un-employment in the state in particular and the country in general for inclusive growth of the nation, he said that technical and vocational education and training has gained much more importance than any other sector.

He said that Technical Education Department is taking all steps to meet the challenge of training the 40 million people by 2022 in various long term and short term market oriented skilled courses.

Mr. Chib informed that construction of 18 new polytechnics in J&K will start soon and the efforts are afoot to start these polytechnics in the temporary accommodations at an earliest. He further informed that Centre is taking very keen interest in development of technical education in the State and Prime Minister is personally monitoring the various schemes launched for the same. The Minister gave the detailed account of the different schemes launched by the Centre and the State under Skill Development Initiative.

The function was attended by Feroz Ahmad Khan MLA Zanskar, Mohd Hassan commander Ex-MP, District Development Commissioner / CEO LAHDC Kargil, Director Technical Education, Director Youth Service and Sports, besides other senior officials from the district and the Technical Education Department, office bearers and members of LAHDC Kargil and students.

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