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New Polytechnic college started in Budgam district

October 18, 2014


In a Significant achievement to promote technical education in the State, the Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather and the Minister of State for Technical Education, Vikar Rasool inaugurated Rs 18. 58 Cr ‘State of Art’ Government Polytechnic College at Nagam in Budgam district on 17th October. The Polytechnic College is first of its kind, out of 18 colleges, sanctioned by the Union Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) for Jammu and Kashmir under Coordinated Skill Development Initiative and has been completed in a shortest span of 2 years, an official statement said, adding, The Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah had laid foundation stone of this project in May, 2012. The construction work on other 17 sanctioned Polytechnic Colleges in the state is also going on in full swing, official statement said. Addressing a gathering at Nagam, after inaugurating the Polytechnic College complex, the Finance Minister reiterated government’s resolve to provide all the modern educational facilities to the youth of the state to enable them excel in the open job market both at National and International levels. He thanked Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for gifting this institute to the people of Budgam district adding that it would go a long way in shaping destiny of the youth. He said in the present day fast developing economy and technology, the technical education has assumed tremendous importance and he was eager to provide this modern educational facility to the students at their doorsteps. “In fact establishment of a technical institute in his area was a long cherished dream of his life to provide technical education facilities to the students so that they could get job opportunities both in public and private sectors without any difficulties,” Rather added. Vikar Rasool, while speaking on the occasion, highlighted some achievements of the coalition government and reiterated the resolve to make Jammu and Kashmir one of the socially and educationally model states of the country. He said the government has re-orientated its planning and development strategy to ensure equitable and all round development of the three regions of the state with main focus on backward and under developed areas. He said JK has witnessed an unprecedented growth and development during past 6 years of the present government which will be written as a golden era in the history of Kashmir

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