In a bid to promote and popularize 'bee-keeping' as a self-employment toolKhadi& Village Industries Commission ( KVIC) holding hands with Indian Army has started mission for Prime Minister NarendraModi’s “SWEET KRANTI”. As a part of PM’s “SWEET KRANTI” KVIC in association with Indian Army’s OP SADBHAVNA today inaugurated Training capsule of seven days to unemployed youths of Drugmulla, Kupwara. About one hundred volunteers of rural areas of Drugmulla have registered themselves to undergo training which will be conducted with effect from 28 March 2018 at Chailpatti village PanchayatBhavanKupwara.After training the shortlisted individuals will be given honeybee colonies which will help them to earn their livelihood.During initial stages the experts of KVIC will regularly provide guidance and monitor the maintenance of honeybee colonies.On the Occasion Dr HinaShafiBhat ,Chairperson , North Zone , KVIC, Colonel Vikas Verma , Officiating Commander ,Thunderbolt Brigade, Anil Sharma, Asstt. Director/Principal PMTC, KVIC,Lieutenant Colonel Nitesh Kumar, Major AnuragUpadhyay, Local Sarpanchs and other village head were also present.Addressing the programme Dr.Hinasaid that Always on the lookout for innovative ideas to change the face of the nation, Prime Minister, ShrinarendraModi recently said that along with “ShwetKranti” there is also need to launched “Sweet Kranti”.
The PM Vision is to make India a world leader in the production of honey and bee wax and the convince the farmers to increase crop production through pollination. Recently Hon’ble President Shri RamnathKovind, not only spent good time in the apiary to understood the process of honey production which was explained to him by the KVIC Chairman Shri V.K. Saxena , but he also distributed honey bottles to the students of Dr.Rajendra Prasad Vidyalaya situated in the RastrapatiBhawan.She also explained the nutrition value of Honey and its impact building “Swasth Bharat” bees in our life and said that bees are fine example of collective discipline.In the meantime Colonel Vikas Verma , Officiating Commander ,Thunderbolt Brigade interacted with the trainees and assured full support and help from Army. He Said Army was and will be taken these kind of initiatives for the welfare of the local population. Before this ,Principal/Assistant Director, Incharge Kashmir Shri Anil Kumar Sharma said "we are taking ahead the objective of Prime Minister to make the sweet nectar available to each and every family for their daily consumption. Since honey helps boosting immunity and purifies blood we are distributing honey to the school children for promoting good health.He gave detailed presentation about the training programme.Besides, youth of the area who are taking part in the training programme appreciated the efforts of Army.One of the trainee said that for getting training on Bee-Keeping locals would have to travel around 100 Kms from their area but the initiative taken by the Army with the association of KVIC is highly appreciable. We will take part in this training programme and make our livelihood with own hands.