|Early Times Report|
UDHAMPUR, Jan 12: Government Industrial Training Institute Udhampur today organized one day mega placement job fair for unemployed youth of the district at ITI College complex Udhampur.
Principal Secretary, Skill Development Department J&K UT, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon was the chief guest who formally inaugurated the job fair while District Development Commissioner, Udhampur, Dr Piyush Singla and Director Skill Development Department J&K, Sajad Hussain Ganai were the guests of honour on the occasion.
Additional District Development Commissioner, Ashok Kumar, Joint Director Skill Development Department, Jammu, G. M Bhat, Chief Planning Officer, Rajeev Bhushan, PO ICDS, Attar Chand, GM DIC, Pankaj Anand, District Social Welfare Officer, Engineer Sajad Bashir Somberia, Chief Horticulture Officer, Salil Gupta, LDM Ramesh Raina and other senior officers of various departments besides representatives of different companies were also present on the occasion.
More than 250 pass out trainees of various trades like Welder, Electrician, Plumber, COPA, Stenography, MMV, Fashion Design Technology, Sewing Technology; Software Application participated in the placement fair on the occasion.
While addressing the youth, Principal Secretary said that the government would explore all possibilities to create jobs in private sector but the educated youth should also come forward to set up their income generating self employment units to earn with dignity and contribute in the national economy.
Dr Samoon stressed upon the unemployed educated youth to avail benefit of such employment fairs by knowing about the self employment schemes started by the government. He called upon the district officers and bankers to hold series of awareness campaigns in their respective jurisdictions to educate the youth about various welfare schemes. He also asked the Bankers to strengthen single window system for providing information about the employment schemes.
Different Government Departments like Agriculture, Horticulture, Apiculture, Animal Husbandry, Sheep Husbandry, Handicraft, Handloom, State Bank of India, RSETI, District Employment and Counselling Centre, DIC, , ICDS, etc. had set up their stalls for awareness of various self-employment schemes.