KOHIMA, AUGUST 22: In a major initiative, JK Trust Bombay, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and Technical Education Department (TED), Nagaland, have inked an understanding to train more than 1000 Naga youth in tailoring sector with cent percent employment.
As per officials of TED Nagaland, NABARD is sponsoring the training while JK Trust has provided the technical support and the Department is providing the space at Government Polytechnic, Kohima, to run the Trust’s Raymond Tailoring Unit for next 5 years.
The first batch of trainees have already commenced the training, but the complete memorandum was handed over to the State Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio by Chief Executive Officer of JK Trust Ram Bhatnagar in presence of Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affair Nirmala Sitharaman during the CSR and Investment conclave at NBCC Convention Hall here this evening.
Earlier during the day, officials of JK Trust and NABARD visited the training unit at GPK wherein Advisor for Technical Education and Elections Medo Yhokha conveyed gratitude to JK Trust and NABARD for the support.
He lamented that past history has strangulated the economic development of the State while the available resources are left untapped because of the situation and the Government sector has exhausted avenues for job.
In this, he said the coming together of the three bodies is an awesome and wonderful initiative, which will go a long way in dispelling the misconception and take the State towards growth and progress.
Requesting NABARD and JK Trust to continue the project for a longer period, Yhokha assured full support of the Government.
CEO JK Trust Ram Bhatnagar said the project is important as it is linked with employment through skill development.
Expressing that for industries to come about in the State, sufficient skilled workforce has to be there, he asserted that JK Trust would continue the initiatives to train youngsters of the State.
He hoped that Naga youths will be able to join the Raymond plants in the major cities of the country after the training.
He informed that the Trust has skill development centre in other major cities but it is coming to the Northeast for the first time and hoped to scale up the initiatives.
During 5 years, the Trust will train over 1000 youths with resources brought from Chennai, he said.
NABARD Deputy Managing Director Shaji KV also exhorted the gathering.
NABARD General Manager Tiakala Ao informed that Nagaland’s dependency on Agriculture is more than 60% but contributes barely 20% to the economy of the State. She said it is the tertiary sector or the non-agriculture sector which contributes to the economy of the State.
Informing that NABARD would sponsor 12 batches of trainees for next two years costing Rs 40 lakh, she expressed confidence the trainees would get 100% job placement.
Chaired by Director of Technical Education M Nakhro, the programme commenced with prayer by Government Polytechnic, Kohima, (GPK) Lecturer Manyei Konyak while Principal GPK K Rhutso delivered the welcome address.
Additional Director, Technical Education, Vipulhou Lhoungu offered the vote of thanks.
(Page News Service)