Media workshop on ‘Skill India Mission’ held
Dimapur, March 18: A one-day media workshop ‘Vartalap’ on the theme “Skill India Mission & Digital India Mission” was organised by the Press Information Bureau (PIB) Kohima office at Hotel Japfu, Kohima on March 18.
Speaking on the occasion as the special guest, Kovi Meyase, Director of Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, informed that PMKVY was started by the Centre for the purpose of skilling the unskilled and upgrading the skilled workers so that their earning potentials were increased.
He said the State Government has so far trained around 14,000 youths and out of these, more than 7000 have been given placements. He also expressed gratitude to the Union Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship for selecting a multi-skill programme from the State for showcasing during the recent State Chief Secretaries’ conference in Delhi.
Stating that the theme of the workshop was very relevant as there has been a lot convergence between skilling and digitalisation, Meyase recalled that Digital India Mission was started in 2015 to improve digital literacy, digital infrastructure and to reduce the distance between the Government and the citizens.
In his speech as guest of honour, I Simon Teilia, Joint Director of Information & Public Relations, said that the media should do their reporting to make a difference. He said they should try to create consciousness about such programmes to the citizens “and bring home the point to them”.
K Sonikumar Singh, Assistant Director of PIB Kohima, in his keynote address, said the workshop was organised with the objectives of creating a platform for interaction among the media and stakeholders involved in formulation and implementation of Central government schemes and projects. He said such a platform gives opportunity to the media to enquire and learn more about the different schemes and also to the implementing departments to clear doubts and also highlight their achievements.
P Sophie, HoO Central Bureau of Communication, Kohima gave the votes of thanks. The workshop was attended by Zubemo Lotha Tsanglao, Deputy Director and Menguzelie Suhu, Senior Instructor from the Department of Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Ruokuovizo Chupuo, Sr Programme Officer and Yanger Longkumer, Programme Officer from the Department Information Technology & Communications as the resource persons respectively.
(Page News Service)