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UGC-HRDC, KU organizes Workshop on Community Engagement

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Srinagar: UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, University of Kashmir (KU) organized a three-day workshop on community engagement for the participants of 83rd General Orientation Course which started here at KU on Wednesday.

The Workshop has been organized in collaboration with Mahatma Gandhi National Council for Rural Education (MGNCRE), Dept. of Higher Education, MHRD, Govt. of India, Hyderabad.

An inaugural function of the workshop was held at HRDC that was chaired by the acting Vice-Chancellor, KU Prof. Nilofer Khan and also attended by the faculty member of MGNCRE, Dr. Syed Zahra.

In her presidential address acting Vice-Chancellor, KU, Prof. Nilofer Khan emphasized upon bridging the divide between textual knowledge and contextual practices and healing the rift between higher education and public life.

Prof. Khan urged upon the participants to actively contribute towards identifying, addressing and mitigating the development issues, needs and problems of the community through their knowledge, skills and competencies.

Prof. Nilofer expressed satisfaction that such workshops will provide practical opportunities to the teachers and students for participation in rural community mobilization, service engagement and empowerment activities in association with trained resident community volunteers. She assured the Director HRDC of all possible help from the University in taking such initiatives forward.

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