User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

SHIMLA: Commissioner Secretary Forests Manoj Kumar Dwivedi led delegation represented J&K State in the Chief Ministers Conclave of Himalayan States at Shimla today. The theme of the conclave was “Well Being of the Next Generation of Himalayan People.” Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan, Union Minister of State, Home Kiran Rijju, Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh Jairam Thakur, Chief Minister of Uttrakhand, Parliamentarians of the Himalayan States and others were present on the occasion.

Dwivedi emphasized that the priority concern of J&K State, being an important Himalayan State, is to work in tandem with Himachal Pradesh and other Himalayan states to resolve its energy needs and livelihood issues. He said that other priority area includes working efficiently towards managing climate change by means of encouraging smaller and sustainable hydel projects, organic farming, forest conservation and protection of ecology for the well being of the next generation of J&K people.

It was after nine years that Himachal Pradesh organized this conclave of Himalayan States and discussions were held under various themes of Agriculture, Tourism and Hydro-power. Knowledge sharing of best practices on these sectors being followed in the Himalayan States and policy notes on these sectors was the focal point of the conclave.

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
  • Advisor Ganai attends State Skill Ministers Conclave, interacts with IndiaSkills participants from J&K

NEW DELHI: The Advisor to Governor, Khurshid Ahmed Ganai today attended State Skill Ministers Conference in New Delhi, which was held on the sidelines of India Skills Competition, 2018. He also interacted with the 6 participants from J&K who are competing at the Competition being held at Aerocity grounds, New Delhi. During his interaction with the participants and the JKSDM team, the Advisor was informed about the different preparatory stages of the competition and the facilities that are being provided to the participants for the competition. The participants are also being accompanied by the officials from J&K Skill Development Mission (JKSDM).

The Advisor said that the performance of the participants at the skill competition has set a new trend and benchmark for others to follow in the State wherein the youth are now attracted towards skill development and explore different opportunities to enhance and exhibit their skills.

After interacting with the participants, Advisor Khurshid Ganai attended the State Skill Ministers Conference which was chaired by  Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Anant Kumar Hegde, State Skill Ministers from Manipur, UP, Maharashtra and  Himachal Pradesh,Secretary Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) Dr. K.P. Krishnan, Senior Advisor, MSDE Sunita Sanghi, Joint Secretary, MSDE Rajesh Agrawal, CEO, National Skill Development Corporation Manish Kumar, Secretaries and State Skill Mission Directors from other states and other senior officials of the State and Central government.

In his address, Ganai said, “JKSDM is doing a great job in imparting skills but Central Ministry needs to support us to strengthen it and make it better”. “Engagement opportunities for the youth need to be explored, for example, in the construction of Zojilla Tunnel, the labour requirement can be fulfilled by proving the requisite skill training to the youth of J&K. Convergence of the different skill departments is need of the hour and essential in creating skilful opportunities for the youth,” Advisor Ganai added.

Later on, Advisor Ganai, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Anant Kumar Hegde along with galaxy of Ministers and officials of the central government launched the coffee table book titled “Reimagining Skilled J&K” at the Skills Ministers Conference. The coffee table book encapsulates the journey of 21 State level winners which are today role models/ change makers/ Skill Heroes of the State. This compilation of stories strives to record the struggles and the moments of doubt which these youngsters faced in their lives, and how they have overcome their insecurities and doubts to achieve success.

The conference included open house discussions wherein skill ministers of various States shared the best practices and other experiences related to skill development. Six under 21- youth from J&K are participating at the prestigious India Skills National Competition, which is considered as country’s biggest skill competition. The National level competition is being held from 3rd October - 5th October, 2018 at Aerocity Grounds, New Delhi.

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive

SRINAGAR: United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres has expressed concerns over the situation in  Kashmir, calling for a ‘positive dialogue’ for peaceful settlement of the issue. “I remain concerned by the situation in Jammu and Kashmir and I encourage positive dialogue for disagreements to be resolved peacefully,” he said in New York ahead of his visit to India.

The first-ever UN report on alleged rights violations committed by India in Kashmir released last month accuses Indian troops of being responsible for an estimated 145 unlawful killings, far surpassing the 20 people estimated to have been killed by militant groups during that period.

“Indian authorities had dismissed the report as fallacious, tendentious and motivated without examining it and responding to the very serious concerns about the human rights situation,” a UN press release noted. “We have been deeply disappointed by the reaction of the Indian authorities.”

The UN chief will be in India from October 1-3 during which he will meet with President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Minister Sushma Swaraj. His visit coincides with the beginning of events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on October 2.