Mandi : Department of Botany,Govt Degree college Poonch organized 5 day long virtual extension activities for the skill students of Sem 6th under the overall supervision of Principal Prof Musharraf Hussain Shah and HOD Botany Dr Rani Mughal.The activities which included seminar lectures by students of skill students of bio fertilizers and extension lectures w.e.f 30 June to 4 July 2021. Dr.Rani Mughal spoke at length about the usefulness of skill based courses in providing much needed employment to the youth and how development of entrepreneural culture can benefit our society. She also spoke about the need of collaboration with experts in the various fields for training our youth in the relevant skills in the best possible way.She threw light on the very burning issue of unemployment and how our future generations can reduce their dependence on government sector jobs without compromising on their aspirations of a bright future.On the occasion,online
expert talks were delivered by Dr Ajay Gupta senior scientist and Head KVK Poonch who deliberated a comprehensible talk upon the topic of vermi composting.He also appreciated the efforts of HOD Botany Prof Rani Mughal to organize program to promote skill enhancement courses among the students.Dr Jasbir Singh from department of agriculture spoke on mushroom cultivation technology. Whereas Dr Ashaq Malik a renowned botanist and a dedicated academician of Govt PG College Rajouri spoke at length about the importance of bio fertilizers and also highlighted about the adverse effects of chemical fertilizers beside a general account of micro organisms in nitrogen fixation was also discussed by him. Beside this, extension lectures were also organized for students of semester 4 and resource persons invited for expert talk as per the demands of students were Prof Mohammed Razaq from department of botany , GDC Mendhar and Dr Hasan Jaleel from department of botany, GDC Reasi who spoke at length on their respective topics.Pertinent to mention that both of them had earlier served department of botany GDC Poonch.The proceedings of the program were conducted by Dr Mahroof Khan senior Asstt professor and organizing Secretary of the event.Dr Farooq Ahmed HOD Zoology threw light extensively in his feed back and review remarks about the virtual event.Dr Muzafar Akbar Rather in charge skill enhancement course presented vote of thanks. The seminar lectures were adjudicated by Dr Farooq Ahmed HOD Zoology GDC Poonch,Dr Bagh Hussain HOD Botany GDC Mendhar ,Dr Aziz Ahmed Chohan of GDC Poonch beside Dr Mahroof khan who moderated the proceedings of the program as well. First position was jointly bagged by Asia Khatoon, Mohammed Kamran, second was fetched by Sehar Latief whereas third position was bagged by four students namely Nazma Rayaz, Mohammed Alyas Maryam Khatoon, Mohammed Yasir all skill students of Sem 6. Merit certificates were also awarded to position holders of students of the skill course. A total of 25 registered skill students of Bio fertilizers attended the program whereas a considerable no of students of Sem 4 remained present in the online activity. Pertinent to mention that technical support was provided by Dr Basharat Ali former lecturer department of Botany GDC Poonch.