Dimapur, September 25: Minister for Rural Development, Metsubo Jamir on Wednesday said that those who are not trying to find job security in government jobs and making themselves skilled and employed are doing a dual service to the state by not using the state resources, but rather creating resources for the state.
Delivering a speech as a special guest here at here at Niathu Resort on the anniversary of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY), as well as “Antyodaya Diwas” celebrated on the anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay he said that the government sector has reached saturation point and government is worried about the unemployed youths that cannot be taken in.
Jamir, who had been listening to the testimonials of youths who found employment after being trained under the scheme, before he delivered his address, said that it is a relief to witness so many youths taking up employment in the private sector and this will strengthen the society.
He said that as more people take up jobs in the private sector or set up their own business, the more resources will be available with the state government which can be utilized for development.
“You become your bosses,” he said, and added that no one has a rags to riches story with a government job and gave the example of the “world’s richest man” Jeff Bezos. He asked them to rely on their skills and dedication and remember that all great people in the world started from the bottom.
“Don’t stop improving your skills,” he said and asked the youths to strive to be better than what they are and cultivate dignity of labour.
Anthony Nilli Chasteii, General Manager of the Niathu Group and resorts on the occasion shared insights about workplace readiness and shared how one can be more employable and professional. He said that it is very important for one to have knowledge about the industry they are getting in and not just follow the herd instead of passion.
The programme was also addressed by Tenzing Choesang, North East Representative for DDU-GKY MoRD, Athel O. Lotha, Addl. Secy., RD & Mission Director, NSRLM.
Later, Choesang interacted with the media fraternity and informed that till date, through the scheme, 722 youths in Nagaland have been trained and 122 are placed. She revealed that by the year 2022, they plan to train 9060 rural youths and though they have four training partners for now in the state, they are looking for more and are also looking for PWD trainers.
The programme was organized by Department of Rural Development’s NSRLM under the theme “Be skilled, be employed.” (Page News Service)