Mangaluru, January 20: The Postgraduate Department of Social Work at the University of Mangalore has started the Skill School Program for school students (4th to 9th grade) around the University of Mangalore and Konaje Grama Panchayath.
The program was inaugurated by Professor P. Subrahmanya Yadapadithaya, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Mangalore on January 17th.
Opening the program, the Vice-Chancellor appreciated the initiative taken by 2nd year social work student Divya YG and for the support provided by the teacher. Paul G Aquinas, Chairman of the Department of Social Work for the launch of this appropriate program to develop skills in extracurricular activities of students of Konaje Grama Panchayath School every Sunday.
Main guest of the program Sheena Shetty, former MGNREGS ombudsman, diplomat from Swachhatha, Dakshina Kannada district, wanted the University of Mangalore to become a model university for the nation and provided full support for the program.
The program was chaired by Achutha Gatti, former SDMC member, member of Grama Panchayath, Konaje. He wished the social work students the best for starting the Skill School program.
The chairman of the department, Prof. PG Aquinas, explained the need for a rural skills curriculum.
Other dignitaries who participated in the program were Shree Dayananda Shetty, SDMC member, Pramila, director of government upper primary school, Kanaje, Shoba, director of Vishwamangala upper primary school, Shree Purushothama, Abdul Himan, president, Mangala Grama Yuvaka Sanga, Konaje, Hassainar Konaje, Former SDMC Member, Faculty of Government Upper Primary School, Konaje, Faculty Members, Postgraduate Students and Non-teaching Staff of Social Work Department.
Students from the public upper primary school actively participated in the program.