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AMU Women’s Polytechnic today started a two-day workshop on “Fashion Designing, Business and Garment Technology”

Aligarh, April 30: Aligarh Muslim University’s Community College and Women’s Polytechnic today started a two-day workshop on “Fashion Designing, Business and Garment Technology” (FDBGT-2016).

While attending the ‘Inaugural Function’ of the workshop as the Chief Guest, Dr J D Bakshi, Advisor, Institute of Social Action, New Delhi and Ex-Director, Apparel Export Promotion Council said that the Textile Industry in India is providing 14 percent of employment and there is a huge scope to explore opportunities in this industry.

He added that since the nascent stage of Fashion Industry in India, designers from the 1980s, the late 80s and the 1990s saw a spurt of growth. He further said that this was the result of increasing exposure to global fashion and the economic boom after the economic liberalization of the Indian economy in 1990.

Dr Bakshi also pointed out that according to Government of India figures, 90 percent of our workforce is working under unorganized sector and 30 percent of our workforce is casual labour with no regular source of income. “Thus, there is a big challenge of organizing Indian workforce and we are taking sincere efforts,” he said.

Professor Anis Ismail, Dean Student’s Welfare, AMU in his presidential address spoke on the importance of community colleges in India. He said that we need community colleges even in rural areas to prepare a highly skilled workforce and to tackle the problem of unemployment.

While giving best wishes to the participants of the workshop, Dr Ismail said that he is sure that the workshop will be very productive.

Guest of Honour, Dr J S Saini, Dean-Extension Services and Consultancy, NITTR, Chandigarh talked about factors ailing skill development in India.

He pointed out that in the next 15 years, a million young Indians will join the workforce every month, a vast majority of whom will work in the informal and services sector.

Dr Saini said that a sustained growth is necessary to absorb these young workers and hasten the transformation of a persistently agricultural economy.

“The Indian government has set a target of imparting vocational and technical skills to 500 million workers by 2022 to smoothen this transition, the government has made it clear that the revival of manufacturing is of prime importance,” said Dr Saini pointing out that success could herald a spell of manufacturing-led growth in a period when rising wages in China, could push global manufacturing elsewhere and failure would result in a vast unskilled legion trapped in low-paid dead-end jobs.

Meanwhile, Dr Anis Afzal, Convenor of the Workshop gave a brief description of the Community College in AMU. He said that the College was started after the Ministry of Human Resource Development desired that all the central universities take crucial lead in setting up community Colleges in at least one of their constituent or affiliated colleges.

Dr Salma Shaheen, Co-Convenor of the Workshop pointed out that this is the first workshop, which the Community College is organizing with the University Women’s Polytechnic. While congratulating the organizing committee of the workshop, Dr Shaheen said that she is sure that the participants will enjoy the workshop and go back with useful hands-on-experience.

Dr Abdus Samad, Organizing Secretary of Workshop delivered the vote of thanks and Dr Sheeba Manzoor conducted the programme.

(Dr. Rahat Abrar)

Consultant, Public Relations

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