Doda |: Department of Zoology Government Degree College Doda today organised Convocation cum Certificate Distribution ceremony of UGC-NSQF Skill courses in Poultry Farming, Apiculture and Dairy Farming.
District Development Commissioner Doda, Vikas Sharma was the Chief guest and Prof. Z A Hashmi as Guest of Honor.
The program began with the welcome cum introductory speech by Dr Ajaz A Wani, Head Dept. of Zoology and Coordinator UGC-National Skill Qualifications Framework (UGC-NSQF) Skill courses.
About 50 students were awarded with certificates with it becoming the first ever batch of Jammu division colleges to get skill course certificates from National Skill Council of India.
The Chief Guest, in his presidential address, congratulated the Dept. of Zoology for organising this wonderful convocation/certificate distribution Ceremony of skill courses particularly at the time when recently announced New National Education Policy is Focusing at skill development for meeting the present challenges of society and national economy. Guest of Honor Prof. Z A Hashmi also spoke on the occasion and stressed that students are the future and they should implement the Sustainable Development Goals announced by UNICEF with the idea of acting locally and thinking globally.
Principal GDC Doda Dr Attar Singh Kotwal also addressed the audience in which he thanked the chief guest and guest of honor for sparing their valuable times for this important program and he emphasised upon active shift in thinking of youth from employment seeking to employment giving by becoming skillful through such certificate courses and exploring new ventures of skills demanded by society. Whole program was coordinated by Imteyaz Ahmed Assistant Prof. Dept. of Zoology GDC Doda.
Many faculty members were present on the occasion namely Prof. Babu Ram, Dr Akhter Hussain, Dr Imtiaz Ahmed, Dr Anayatullah Wani, Prof. Ashraf, Prof. Zain Banday, Prof. Zain Butt, Dr Maunish Thakur, Dr Uzma Sehrish and others. Program ended with the Vote of thanks by Dr Munish Thakur, Dept. of Zoology GDC Doda.