Lt Governor chairs joint session of IAUA, Gen Next foreign delegation

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday chaired a joint session of the annual conference of the Indian Agricultural Universities Association (IAUA) and a foreign delegation of Gen Next Democracy Leaders at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Science and Technology-Kashmir.

Lieutenant Governor also released “Srinagar Declaration”, a joint MoU of all the agricultural universities of the country, at Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir.

Lt Governor was chairing a joint session of the annual conference of the IAUA and foreign delegation of Gen Next Democracy Leaders from various countries, who were visiting SKUAST-K to interact with students.

The Srinagar Declaration is a multi-institutional memorandum of understanding for instituting postgraduate degree programs in sandwich mode for sharing national resources.

The MoU will enable students of an agricultural university to pursue part of their education in another agricultural university as per their choice in a flexible manner.

The SKUAST-K initiative in the form of the “Srinagar Declaration” was appreciated by all the visiting vice chancellors as a futuristic step towards a choice-based curriculum as envisaged under NEP-2020.

The declaration was released in the presence of the President, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Dr Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Chief Secretary of J&K, Arun Kumar Mehta, Principal Secretary, Agricultural Production Department, Shailendra Kumar, Vice Chancellor, SKUAST-K, Prof Nazir Ahmad Ganai, Deputy Director General (Education), Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Dr RC Agrawal; President, IAUA, Dr Rameshwar Singh.

Lt Governor in his speech hailed SKUAST-K for taking a leadership role in changing the agricultural landscape of J&K.

He appreciated the vice chancellor’s vision for developing the roadmap for Agriculture 4.0 of J&K that aims to transform subsistence agriculture into commercial agriculture for improving the living standard of the farming community.

Dr Vinay Sahasrabudhe hailed the digital, developmental and democratic initiatives of the Government of India that are based on the theme of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam i.e., One Earth One Family One Future.


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