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Priya for nurturing leadership qualities in girls

Inaugurates career guidance program at Samba

The Minister of State for Education, Technical Education, Culture, Tourism, Horticulture, Floriculture and Parks, Priya Sethi today inaugurated a Career Guidance Programme for Girls under RMSA at Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Samba.

The Programme was also attended by MLA Samba Dr D.K. Manyal, DDC Sheetal Nanda, Director Horticulture Bhawani Rakwal, Joint Director Education, Darshan Lal, CEO Samba O. P Bhagat, AD Employment Naresh Kumar, Principal J.K Raina and other officials.

The Career guidance programme will be organized in each of the 15 GGHSS of the district where girl students will be introduced to career options after schooling. The programme’s main emphasis is on the idea that a career should be chosen based on one’s aptitude and skills. The programme will be having subject matter specialists, who will interact with girl students and guide them accordingly.

The Minister appreciated the programme and initiatives of District Administration like Self Defence Programme for Girls and other female centric campaigns launched in the district. Speaking on the topic ‘Career in Politics’, she highlighted the need for higher participation of women in politics. She further said that every woman is a leader in her own sphere and these leadership qualities need to be inculcated at initial stages. Recalling her active participation in politics for the last 19 years, she added that women play a major role in our society and by joining politics they can work for betterment of fellow women folk. She called upon students to get inspiration from great female leaders like Indira Gandhi, Sumitra Mahajan, Meira Kumar and Sushma Swaraj. The Minister called upon students to follow their dreams and fulfil their ambitions.

Speaking on the occasion, MLA, Samba asked students to make effective use of these guidance programmes and work towards their goals with commitment and dedication.

Later, the Minister also visited Government ITI Samba and inspected the functioning of the institute. She interacted with students and sought feedback on classes and facilities provided to them in the institute. She directed the Superintendent ITI to have special focus with regard to ‘On the Job’ training of students in different industries and to organize EDI facilitation camps in the institute. The Minister was informed that the institution is planning a tie up with certain organizations to provide requisite exposure to the students in Mechanic Motor vehicle trade.

The Minister along with MLA Samba, DDC Samba and Director Colleges Renu Goswami also took a meeting to review the functioning of Government Degree College, Samba. She gave directions to the Director Colleges for submission of a comprehensive report on infrastructure requirements for upgradation of the college.

The Minister also met the farmers at Government Fruit Plant nursery, Vijaypur and supervised the Orchardists awareness camp organized there. The farmers demanded that their orchards be properly reflected in Khasra Girdawari so that they can avail facilities like Fasal Bima Yojana and crop loans. The Minister directed Horticulture officials to get camps organized in this regard with revenue officials. She also emphasized farmers to form cooperative societies. Director Horticulture Bhawani Rakwal, Director Floriculture Sunil Misri, CHO Samba C.L Sharma, HDO Vijaypur Perminder Singh and other officials from Horticulture department accompanied the Minister.

During her visit, the Minister also interacted with prominent citizens and local leaders of Samba.