3-Day Sensitization Programme “Covid Appropriate Behaviour & Vaccination” for College Principals concludes at Amar Singh College

Adherence to CAB, vaccination of staff and students essential for safe reopening: Experts
The 3-day Sensitization Programme on “Covid Appropriate Behaviour & Vaccination” organised by Amar Singh College, Srinagar under the aegis of Divisional Administration Kashmir, for the Principals of Kashmir Division Colleges concluded today with public health experts emphasizing on Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) and vaccination to ensure safe reopening of the colleges.
Keeping in view the Covid SOPs, the programme was attended by the Principals of Central, South and North Kashmir Colleges in phase manner.
The highlights of the sensitization programme were the technical sessions conducted by public health experts Dr. Rouf Hussain Rather, In charge of Red Zone & Data Analysis Section and Dr. Umar Nazir In charge IEC Media Cell at the DCCR Kashmir. Through their detailed PowerPoint Presentations, the public health experts explained the ways and methods to maintain CAB and importance of vaccination of staff and students to contain the spread of virus at the campuses.. “Teachers have to themselves be role-models regarding CAB and vaccination and encourage students to be messengers of CAB and vaccination in the society,” they maintained.
The programme was inaugurated on September 09, 2021 by Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Abid Hussain. He underscored the need for vaccination of staff and students and strict adherence to CAB to ensure smooth reopening of the Colleges.
Director Colleges J&K Prof. (Dr) Yasmeen Ashai in her Keynote Address on the inaugural said the teaching community is eager to see College campuses reopen for in-person teaching. Applauding the role of teachers she was all satisfied that teachers left no stone unturned to handle the situation throughout the hard times of Covid pandemic. Higher Education Department have to take a leading role in this reopening plan and at the same time vaccination of staff and students as also the CAB has to be the focus in the process” she added.
Earlier, Principal Amar Singh College, Prof Bashir Ahmad Rather in his welcome address appreciated the government’s efforts for the reopening of colleges and the role of DCCR, Kashmir to facilitate this process. This event is an important step towards that purpose as Principals need to be fully prepared to handle the situation,” he said.
President College Teachers Association , Prof. Tariq Ahmad Ashai, Incharge of DCCR, Kashmir Tahir Ahmad Magray and Dr Talat Jabeen also graced the inaugural.
Faculty of the host college-Dr Kousar Muzamil, Prof Ishfaq Manzoor, Dr Shabnum Ara, Dr Shabeena Kuttay, Prof Ovais Ahmad, Dr Tawseef Ahmad and Prof Parvaiz Ahmad Lone handled different responsibilities for the conduct of the programme.

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