Vikar inaugurates Youth Hostel at KGP, Conveys meeting about snow preparedness
SRINAGAR : Minister of State for Technical Education, Mr. Vikar Rasool Wani today said that the government is committed to upgrade the infrastructural assets of the technical education so that the youth of the state get quality vocational training and get effectively trained in various technical trades and set up their own income generating units.
The Minister was interacting with students after inaugurating the building of Youth Hostel at Kashmir Government Polytechnic (KGP) constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. one crore. Principals of various Polytechnics of the valley and senior officers of the Technical Education department were present.
Mr. Vikar said various initiatives have been undertaken by the government to upgrade the infrastructural assets of the technical education and in this regard several schemes have been undertaken. He said that the work is in full swing on various polytechnic colleges and ITI’s throughout the state and clear instructions have been passed to the concerned to ensure the timely completion of these, so that the students living in these areas get the requisite benefits.
The Minister later visited the Power Control Room at Bemina. He was accompanied by the Development Commissioner, Power, Mr. Asgar Ali, Chief Engineers and other senior officers of the Power Development Department.
Mr. Vikar instructed the officers to ensure that the consumers get the requisite power supply without any interruption especially in the view of snow fall. He said that they should put in an effective mechanism to ensure that the electric supply is regulated in a proper manner.
The Minister also directed the officers to ensure that the electric supply is provided to various hospitals and other vital institutions and in this regard no laxity would not be tolerated.
Mr. Vikar later convened a meeting about the snow preparedness in the Kashmir valley. He directed the concerned officers to ensure that the snow clearance is done, so that the people do not face any inconvenience and the rural and far flung areas do not get disconnected from the main district centres. He said that adequate supply of essentials should also be ensured.