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‘Aryans Shikara App’ launched by JK Students of Aryans, Chandigarh

Dr. Manpreet S. Manna, was Chief Guest


Srinagar, Sep 02 (KNS): Like the Educational reforms brought by Phunsukh Wangdu of 3 Idiots in Leh & Ladakh, Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura, Near Chandigarh is also gaining popularity day by day due to the innovations done by its JK Students.
After the successful launch of first ever Solar Boat at Dal Lake, now the Kashmiri students including the beneficiaries of Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) of Aryans Group of Colleges have come up with a new Innovative Android App for booking the Shikara rides at Dal Lake, Srinagar.
Christened as "Aryans Shikara App" developed by 8 Students of Aryans College of Engineering namely Riyaz Rasool, Irfan Ahmad Malik, Abid Mushtaq of PMSSS along with Aquib, Shakir Ahmad, Asif Ahmad, Mehbooba Bano, Bilal, Mehzabeen and Sabreena have developed this App which would reduce the gap between Shikara owners and riders.
The app was launched today in a function held at Hotel Lala Rukh, Srinagar in which Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE addressed the students through Video Conferencing. Dr. Manpreet Singh Manna, Director, PMSSS & SWAYAM, AICTE was the Chief Guest on the occasion; Justice Muzaffar Jan, Retd Judge of J&K High Court & Dr. Ajeet Angral, Former Nodal Officer, PMSSS, J&K were the Guests of Honours on the occasion while Dr. Anshu Kataria, Chaiman, Aryans Group presided over the function. Wali Mohammad, President, Shikara Association was also present on the occasion.
Dr. Manpreet Manna appraised the interest of these Students and the projects made by them. He said that PMSSS is a big Scholarship initiative of Govt. to promote higher education among the JK students. He congratulated team Aryans for the continuous developments of its students.
Dr. Anshu Kataria while appreciating the small effort of the students said that the students have created a platform where details of all Shikara owners from Gate No 1 to 20 have been made available on this App. With this the tourist can choose the gate and owner of the Shikara well in advance from where he wants to start the ride. On the other hand, Shikara owner also have the choice to accept or reject the ride offers.
Shakir Ahmad, student of B.Tech (CSE) 6th semester of Aryans Group while interacting with media said “We have heard about Uber & Ola for Cab bookings. Then the idea of developing an app for booking Shikaras hit our mind and Chairman, Dr. Anshu Kataria inspired us on this idea.
Riyaz Rasool students of PMSSS said that we are always groomed & motivated for thinking out of the box by our teachers. Our seniors have also worked on many innovations including “Aryans Android App”, “Aryans Save Kashmir App”, “Aryans Life Saving Glove”, “Aryans Safety Helmet”, “Ramadan App”, “eMunshi- Advocate Diary”, “Aryans Solar Boat” etc which have been launched and gained popularity widely.
Wali appreciated the efforts done by Aryans students. He thanked Aryans students who did hard work in getting the details of Shikara owners and generating the database to get it on one platform. Guests also appraised Aryans Solar Boat which has become a point of attraction at Dal Lake.
It is to be mentioned that Aryans is the only Campus outside Kashmir Near Chandigarh having over 1800 students from various parts of Jammu & Kashmir. These students have always been in lamp light due to their excellent performance in Academics, Sports, Innovations, Cultural etc.
About the App: This android based app is of 1.4 version & of 6.61 MB. One has to download the App on Android phone and would get platform for checking & booking Shikara’s online through this App. The App is available for download on Google Playstore with the download link ashttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aryans.dallake. (KNS)