MLC visits ITI, interacts with students
Urging youth to take benefit of various government schemes, Member Legislative Council Firdous Tak Wednesday said that present dispensation was focousing on skill development and for that purpose several initiatives were in pipeline.
“We need to come out of old notion of employment. Government alone can not provide jobs to every individual”, he said during an interaction with the students of ITI Kishtwar here today adding, “Skill development initiatives of PDP led government will open new opportunities for youth but for that we need to change out mindset and prepare ourselves to face competitive world”.
During the visit , Principal ITI Kishtwar, apprised the MLC of various achievements made by the institute in curricular and extra-curricular sphere and also highlighted the difficulties being faced by the management and staff due to lack of infrastructure.
Tak toured the premises of the institute including class rooms, computer Labs and interacted with staff, students and management to ascertain the problems and challenges.
He said that Late Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayed had envisaged a plan for the skill development of youth across the state and even a Skill Development Institute was proposed to be opened in Chenab Valley. The present government led by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was working to realize the dreams of Mufti Sahib, he said.
“Two hydel projects are already operational in Chenab Valley while construction work on around half a dozen others were expected maga projects was expected to start in coming years”, he said adding that this would open great opportunity to skilled youth in the region.
He said that the students have to prepare themselves to to face new challenges at domestic, national and international level and accordingly it is need of the hour to provide them education of par excellence in the Government as well as Private institutions of higher learning.
He impressed upon better teacher student relationship for ensuring bright future of new generation.
Students apprised him about various problems faced by them and demanded that concerned Minister should visit ITI Kishtwar.
On this occasion, Principal demanded early construction of additional classrooms to accommodate increasing strength of students in the institute.
He directed Principal ITI Kishtwar to maintain attendance, work culture and work to produce skilled generation of Kishtwar district.
Tak also assured that he would take up the issues with concerned minister and would get back to institution with more schemes and infrastructure.
Other senior leaders who accompanied him included PDP District President, Sheikh Nasir, Vice President Jaffer Babzada and senior youth leader Rashid Lone.