SRINAGAR – In order to infuse enthusiasm and inculcate scientific temper among young innovators of the valley a one day event on “how to begin with new innovation” was Organized by the Directorate of lifelong learning (DLL) KU in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Innovator Forum (JKIF)here at Ku campus on Monday.
Addressing students from various schools Prof, Talat Ahmad, Vice Chancellor KU urged young innovators to take advantage of the facilities being provided to them by the University to inscribe their names through innovations for the overall betterment of the society.
He said “GIAN cell of Kashmir University is there to provide all possible support to young innovators and give wings to their imagination to materialize their innovations which hold applicability to provide alternatives.
Stressing that the onus lies on youth to tackle and provide better solution to the indigenous environmental and social problems he said ” Young innovators of the state should think out of box and take proactive role with their innovative ideas so as to not rely entirely on exogenous anticipation.
Maintaining that state has enough young innovative minds ,but need of the hour is to stimulate and groom them at the grass root level he said” Though there in no dearth of bright minds in our state, but need is to identify their talent, inculcate scientific temper and values in
them and then hone them under proper direction.
Registrar KU, Prof Zaffar Ahmad Reshi, in his address said that such seminars promote the young students to think innovatively and provide them the platform to express their innovative ideas.
He said “University is trying its utmost efforts to bring the talent of the young innovators forward in front of the society and there are many corporate houses and MNCs who are in need of such innovative thinkers.”
Earlier, Director DLL, Prof G.H Mir in his welcome address said that department acts as a facilitator and imparts education to innovators in their respective fields.
“The program is first of its kind and is entirely based on zero cost where we have not used any paper. Registration of the participants, certification and the entire discourse is electronic. Its sole focus is on providing guidance, economic support and increasing accessibility to those who want to upgrade and exchange their ideas on innovation,” he said.
Others who spoke on the occasion included Idrees-ul- Haq, CEO JKIF and Rouf-ul-Aslam, Assistant Prof, Electronic Department who also gave a presentation on various innovative prototypes which are presently being worked out at USIC KU.
Students from Minto Circle and Green valley delivered their presentation on various innovations including saffron conservation and implementation of biogas plants.
An e-book titled as “Shortcut to Physics” authored by Yawar of 11th standard was also released by Prof. Talat on the occasion. Big 92.7 Big FM, The Counselor Magazine and Daily Rising Kashmir were the media partners of the event.
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