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Union MoS impressed with Mongken facility; Assures full support to Govt. Depts

MoS Skill development

DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 18: Union Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Electronics and IT, Rajeev Chandrasekhar has assured of full support to the Nagaland Government Departments to improve the traditional skills and artisans for prosperity.


The Union MoS made the assurance while expressing satisfaction after he visited the Mongken apparel & garment production & training unit, a convergence project under SANKALP Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship at 5th Mile, Dimapur.
Mongken is the joint venture of 3 Government Departments in Nagaland ~ Department of Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Department of Industries & Commerce and Department for Development of Underdeveloped Areas. Mongken also exhibits the most exquisite and authentic tribal artifacts, weave patterns and motifs of Eastern Nagaland.
“Skills, artisans and the quality of works in Nagaland are world class while the skills development centre’s existent in the State need more support”, he said.
The Mongken centre is in complete agreement with the vision of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi to have traditional skills and artisans connected to global markets with their products and services through the right amount of skilling input and support from the State and Central Governments, he said.
The Prime Minister envisions supporting traditional crafts with skilling and technology to make them successful, he said
Having visited the Mongken facility before concluding his 2-day visit to the State, the Union MoS said he is deeply impressed with the determination and hard work in the digital printing of traditional motifs into wearables.
He also asserted that the Union Ministry will extend all possible support to uplift the skills development centres in the State.
He also encouraged Naga youths to be part of the movements like Mongken and traditional arts and skills that exist in the State to move forward as there is tremendous opportunity globally.
It is time for the youth to break up the opportunities and work hard to create a future life of prosperity as the Government is working to build their ecosystem to translate that hard work into prosperity, he said.
During his visit with Nagaland Advisor for IT and New and Renewable Energy Mmhonlumo Kikon, Advisor for Industries and Commerce Imnatiba and Additional Director of DUDA Dr Anungla Imdong Phom highlighted the various activities of DUDA to uplift the economic condition and development of the backward districts.


She also apprised the Union MoS on the functioning of Mongken while also seeking further assistance from the Union Ministry towards creating such facilities in the State.
Earlier, the Union MoS also inspected the functioning of the apparel unit and assured to fulfill the requirements for more infrastructure as placed through a letter handed over by DUDA Advisor Bongkhao Konyak.
(Page News Service)

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