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Leading fashion designer Nikhil Mehta’s online talk with JK youth

More than 100 candidates attended program organized under JKSDM Covid-19 special skill programs

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SRINAGAR, JUNE 11: Under JKSDM Covid-19 Lets sKill IT online program, Nikhil Mehta, leading Fashion Designer of India and owner of the leading fashion chain “Ashmina” delivered an online talk to the youth of J&K on employment, entrepreneurship and highlighted the available opportunities in fashion and retail industry at national and international level.

Earlier on 2nd June, 2020, Principal Secretary, School Education Department and Skill Development Department, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon e-launched the second batch of JKSDM Covid-19: Let’s sKill IT online program at Civil Secretariat, Srinagar.

The inaugural session of today’s program was attended by Director, Skill Development Department Sajad Hussain Ganai, Mission Director, J&K Skill Development Mission Peer Ghulam Nabi Suhail, Vice President, Zomato-India Mohammad Mutaher and other senior officers of JKSDM. Around 100 candidates with background of retail, tailoring and beauty therapy sector attended the program.

While interacting with the candidates, Nikhil   said, “I have a strong connection with Kashmir’s art and craft especially Pashmina. In my recent fashion show, I have used designs inspired from Kashmir’s splendid art and style.”

Apart from answering the relevant queries of the candidates, Nikhil also encouraged youth to avail entrepreneurship opportunities and focus on establishing their own startups.

Under the Covid-19 special skill program, JKSDM is providing online training to around 1100 candidates on various  skills sets such as cyber security, GST, tailoring skills (Masks & PPEs), internet web designing, front office operations in hospitality sector, beauty makeup etc.

Candidates including professionals, home makers, unemployed youth and students pursuing professional courses are receiving training for these courses in JKSDM affiliated institutions namely Amargyan Institute of Computer Sciences & Technology, Evergreen Computer Institute, Sri Sri Kaushal Vikas Kendra, Sampark Global and Zain-ul-abideen Computer Training Centre, National Institute of Technical Trainings, Infotech Institute of IT, Wyath Multi-Skills School, Super Computer College, GKIETR, Falkan Skill School and Gyan Institute of Vocational Trainings. Besides, daily class by instructors, the candidates are also getting an opportunity to interact with reputed industry experts.

Since Covid-19 had closed all closed academic & technical institutions including skill training centres as such online training courses were initiated by the Mission aimed to make productive use of time of people of J&K during current lockdown viz-a-viz imparting skills beneficial to the people.

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