As part of ongoing Phase 4th of Back to Village programme, the Director Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), Ajaz Ahamad Bhat today visited a number of developmental projects in the village of Shadab Karewa at Shopian.
The Director interacted with the Officers, locals and the PRI representatives to take stock of issues and concerns faced by them.Addressing a large gathering at Government Higher Secondary School, Narapora, he said that the main objective of the programme is to reach out to the people and connect them with the administration for efficient and smooth redressal of their grievances and issues.
Highlighting the need for making youth self-reliant and empowered, he asked the youth to come forward and take benefits of various government schemes and initiatives.The faculty members of JKEDI also spoke on the occasion.
Dr. Naila Khanday, Faculty, JKEDI, gave a general overview of the Institute and enumerated various schemes offered by the government. Imtiyaz Ahad Malla from JKEDI talked about the importance of start-ups and innovation.
On the occasion of Vigilance Awareness Week- 2022, Director JKEDI, officers of District Administration, students and staff of Higher Secondary School took an integrity pledge to eradicate corruption and build a better society.
Director also distributed approval letters to beneficiaries of the Sheep Husbandry Department and certificates of merit among the students of the school. The school students presented a cultural program for the guests and enacted a play under the theme of “Nasha Mukt Bharat”.
Later, Bhat also visited Government High School, Shadab Karewa. Students of the school were proud to have the village's first IAS officer visiting the school where he was a student. While interacting with the students he assured all possible help to them and promised that they will be taken on exposure visits to JKEDI and other industry related institutions.
He also distributed sports kits among them. Additional District Development Commissioner, Shopian, DDC member, Raja Waheed, Block Development Officer, Keller, Javed Ahmad, Principal, GHS, Narapora , Javed Ahmad Shah, Social Worker and district officers from various government departments were also present on the occasion.