KCCI Relief Trust to introduce skill dev program for needy

Srinagar, Nov 9: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry would soon introduce a Skill Development Programme through its Relief Trust to empower poor and needy of the Valley to make them emplo...

Srinagar, Nov 9: The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry would soon introduce a Skill Development Programme through its Relief Trust to empower poor and needy of the Valley to make them employable. The chamber would also launch a website for its trust to raise donations globally and to create awareness about its philanthropic activities.
 This was revealed by former president KCCI Dr Mubeen Shah while speaking at a relief distribution function organized by the chamber at Islamiya College here.
 Shah said: "We are soon introducing the Skill Development Programme through our trust to make the poor and needy people of the valley empowered and employable."
 He said the website would help the trust to raise donations from across the world in a transparent manner. "The money so generated will be spent on the downtrodden sections in our society," he said.
 The relief trust distributed relief cheques among 58 orphan students of Islamia College of Science and Commerce.
 Speaking on the occasion president KCCI Nazir Ahmad Dar said the initiative by the trust was aimed not only to provide financial assistance to the orphan students, it was also to motivate other people in the business sector and civil society to follow suit.
 "It is the responsibility of every individual to contribute his/her bit to the social cause. And, we should make every effort to motivate the people to contribute to help these orphans so that they can continue their studies," Dar said.
 He advised the students to make sincere efforts to acquire the knowledge. "We are here to give you the courage and to ensure you that we treat you as our own children," he said.
 Chairman of the Trust Muhammad Ibrahim Shahdad said the main aim for providing the relief to the students was to ensure their empowerment.
 "We need to allow ourselves to grow mentally and physically for which seeking of knowledge is a must. There are certain shackles like illiteracy, poverty and laziness that we need to break out of," he said.
 He advised the students to remain free and strive hard to acquire more and more knowledge. "Today things are very simple and the students can get the desired information at the click of a key by browsing on the internet. You should use such facilities available in your college," he said.
 During the interaction one of the speakers suggested the KCCI lead from the front to broaden the scope of its social role with a view to boosting its resources which would enable it to provide substantial and sustained financial help to the disadvantaged segments of the society including orphans, widows and destitute.

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