Jammu: Minister for Information Technology, Technical Education and Youth Services & Sports, Moulvi Imran Raza Ansari Thursday convened a series of meetings to review the functioning ofthe departments under his ministry .
Commissioner Secretary IT, Technical Education and Youth Services & Sports, Hirdesh Kumar, DG Sports, Jehangir Mir, Director Technical Education, Shabnam Kamli, Secretary Sports Council, Javid Shah and concerned senior officers were present in the meeting.
The Minister received a detailed resume of activities and achievements from all these departments and Sports Council.
He asked the concerned officers to take concerted efforts for generating mass awareness among stakeholders about the Skill Development mission so that maximum people specially the youth can avail benefit ofthe programme and enhance their employability.
Mr Ansari appreciated the projected Skill Development Plan by the department and emphasized on completing the works of 18 new Polytechnic colleges in a time bound manner.
Regarding the proposal for skill training programme in Polytechnic colleges for the current session, starting from May 2016, he was informed that 13 institutions are providing training in different trades and skills across the state including Srinagar, Pattan, Anantnag, Baramulla, Jammu, Kathua, Poonch and Basohli. About Rs 260 lakh are proposed to be expended on the programme during the financial year.
DG, Sports while giving details of the activities of the department informed the Minister that the sports calendar for the current year has been released and emphasis has been laid to motivate school going children and drop out students to take part in the sports activities. It was also given out that several traditional sports activities have been introduced in the sports calendar.
Speaking on the occasion, the Mr Ansari stressed the need achieving the set targets maintaing that requisite steps will be taken to give impetus to the sports activities in the state .
Later, a newsletter Activities & achievements of Youth Services and Sports was released by the Minister on the occasion. The Newsletter is dedicated to former Chief Minister Mufti Muhammad Sayeed for his visionary ideas to revive sports sector in the state. (PTK)
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