JAMMU, Jan 3: A two-day workshop on “Counselling Skills & Techniques” organized under Himayat Programme in collaboration with National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRD & PR) concluded today at Panchayat Bhawan, Rail Head, Jammu.
Secretary, Department of Rural Development was the chief guest on the occasion. Among others who attended the event were Chief Operating Officer, Himayat, Kapil Sharma and representatives from various Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs).
Kapil Sharma, in his inaugural address, briefed about Himayat programme and highlighted the purpose of the event. Experts from Dheya had arrived to facilitate the workshop, providing individual counselling to about 106 candidates undergoing training in different trades.
Secretary, Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Sheetal Nanda, in her valedictory speech, shared the vision and mission of the Government for raising skilled manpower under Himayat Programme. She asked the PIAs to come forward responsibly in helping youth to choose their career and prove their worth in the field of their choice as “they just need handholding to unleash their potential”.
Himayat is Skill Development-cum-Placement programme for unemployed youth especially school and college drop-outs, in Jammu and Kashmir.