Dimapur, April 13: A 3-day workshop on Skill Training for Rural Development, in collaboration with Glocal Concepts Nagaland (GCN), is being held at Kuda Youth Hall and MDTC Dimapur, from April 13 to 15.
During the inaugural session on April 13, Chief Consultant Vikas Rao informed that the training will focus on the 4 skills which are carpentry, beekeeping, baking, and food processing.
He encouraged the participants to become self-sufficient and gain enrichment during the 3 day training.
Bojen Singh, Branch Manager of Indian Bank, Dimapur, said that banks play an important role in the path of an entrepreneur to develop their business. He encouraged all the participants to take opportunity seriously.
Atokhe Aye, ADC of Dimapur, said that Nagaland Khadi and Village Industries Board is providing a big platform to the local entrepreneurs to create job opportunities for the local youths. He praised the department for implementing such a scheme with the objective to deliver self-employment and self-reliance.
He suggested to the department to pay attention to the cost of the product, to produce a good end result, adopting a new approach or strategy to suit the customers’ demand, to implement programmes thoroughly and sincerely.
Chairman of NKVIB, Neiphrezo Keditsu said that unemployment in India has increased during the pandemic, and is a major problem all over India. He said that Nagaland is the same where highly educated people who are unemployed compete over the “smallest job”.
He mentioned that even the government is trying to create more programmes for employment opportunities for the people. He said that with the lack of job opportunities, Naga people are venturing in the private sector “taking huge steps towards self-employment”.
He said that the training session in Kohima received encouraging feedback and he is expecting a better result from the Dimapur trainees.
Keditsu added that one of the major problems is marketing which is ‘much unorganised’. He said that NKVIB is also trying to ease the problem by promoting more products. He said that he is encouraged and happy to see many female participants and encouraged all the trainees to have a vision to be able to self-employ and empower themselves.
A representative from Glocal Concepts Nagaland said that the Skill Training for Rural Development will be held in 5 districts namely Kohima, Dimapur, Mon, Peren and Kiphire.
(Page News Service)