Sh. Manoj Kumar, Hon’ble Chairman KVIC visited Kashmir valley. During this visit Sh. Manoj Kumar called on Hon’ble LG at Raj Bagh where he discussed various initiatives taken by KVIC for the people of J&K in the form of various schemes implemented by KVIC. Sh. Manoj Kumar also paid his maiden visit to Product cum Marketing cum Training centre (PMTC) Pampore, Pulwama, South Kashmir, which since inception has provided training in various trades like cutting & Tailoring, Embroidery especially for women folk and courses like Beekeeping for giving a boost to the Beekeeping in Kashmir Region.
Under the vision of Hon’ble PM Sh. Narendra Modi and ongoing Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Sh. Manoj Kumar distributed 200 electric Potter wheels to the pottery artisans and 12 Hydra Pulpar Machines to Paper Machie artisans at PMTC Pampore & 40 pedal-operated Aggarbatti machines to Aggarbatti making artisans of Jammu region virtually through Video Conferencing. Sh. Manoj Kumar shared that these artisans have undergone training at PMTC Pampore & these improved implements will help them to reduce drudgery in their work and will make them self-reliant. He also shared that the schemes of the Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India implemented by KVIC are for empowerment of the local artisans and youth and KVIC will strive to work for creating self-employment opportunities in the State he has given a slogan Har Hath Ko Paisa – KVIC ki Scheme Se. Sh. Manoj Kumar also interacted with the artisans and motivated them to work diligently. The inauguration of the newly built Gandhi Park at PMTC Pampore was also done by Hon’ble Chairman KVIC. This Gandhi Park is dedicated to Gandhi’s life and contains all important milestones of Gandhi Ji’s life.
The visit concluded with meeting with representatives of Khadi Institutions of Kashmir Valley. Among others present were Sh. J.K Gupta (Dy. CEO – NZ, KVIC), Sh. Sanjeev Poswal (Director-Publicity, KVIC), Sh. SP Khandelwal (State Director J&K, KVIC) & Sh. Anil Kumar Sharma (Principal, PMTC, KVIC, Pampore).