Basohli painting added to vocational training course

District Development Commissioner Kathua, Ramesh Kumar today rolled out Skill Development Programme under Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) for financial year 2016-17 here at a meeting of concerned officers.
The Deputy Commissioner informed the meeting that for the very first time the Basohli Paintings has been added in the list of Vocational Training Course to be imparted
under Skill Development Programme of this year Tribal Sub Plan (TSP). He further briefed that the one year course of Basohli painting will be started in ITI Kathua under which two batches of 21 students from Schedule Tribe Population will be imparted training in the traditional art. He said the initiative of including Basohli paintings in the courses will serve twin purposes of saving the dying art as well as providing avenues of self employment to the youth.
He said there is need for proper planning and coordination to impart quality education, generate employability and develop infrastructure for schedule tribe population. Principal ITI, Hiranagar, Superintendents of ITI Kathua, ITI Basohli, ITI Bani and ITI Billawar attended the meeting.

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