Workshop on strengthening skill & entrepreneurship landscape in Nagaland

Dimapur, October 15: Skill India in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation on Tuesday organized a one day workshop on ‘Strengthening skill and entrepreneurship landscape in Nagaland’ at De Oriental Grande Kohima.
Principal Secretary Industries & Commerce, Lithrongla G Chishi chairing the workshop said that the various policies of the Government of India in not only to develop the northeast but to be at par with the rest of the country and the act east and look east policies can be integrated together to take the northeast and the nation forward.
She said without skilling and entrepreneurship we cannot take any headway no matter how much polices exists. She urged the participating departments to take the opportunity to learn and take back something from the workshop in order to take the department and the state forward and make way for capacity building for the future generation.
Director, Employment, Skill Development& Entrepreneurship, Asangla Ao said this is the first of its kind of workshop held in Nagaland and that through such flagship skill development programme many youths from northeast are being skilled across multiple sectors. However, she said that the present skilling programmes have its own limitations and challenges and urged all to understand the needs and aspirations of the youth and formulate feasible and realistic action to ensure that future skilled programmes are outcome driven and aligned to the youth aspiration.
Agriculture SSC, Nirod Chakravarty speaking on the way forward said that the Government’s vision is to improve the quality of life of the rural population, to widen employment opportunities, increase income of farmers for better livelihood, value addition through agro processing and agribusiness and exploit potential organic Farming. He also emphasized to create awareness of farming communities on innovations/techniques, efficient post harvest management, soil testing and modern methods of organic farming. He called upon the stake holders to collaborate with ASCI to facilitate development of trainings/materials through training providers and training can be conducted for several suitable job roles in Nagaland.
North East Initiative Development Agency (NEIDA) representative, Sentimongla Ao presented a power point presentation on the outlook on key policies on skill and enterprise development in the state and how they address Nagaland youth and change requirement. She highlighted the approach to skilling and entrepreneurship programme at the urban and rural service sectors.
Industries & Commerce Department, Government of Nagaland shared their perspective on strengthening cooperation among various stakeholders, including through public-private partnerships, for research and development on skills and entrepreneurship, with particular consideration for priority sectors identified for Nagaland and needs of women, youth and marginalized populations.
Art and Culture Department gave a power point presentation on perspective on preserving arts and culture and branding in the modern world by art followed by Fisheries Department on prospective on our dated fish and culture and branding in modern world. Viewpoint to identify ways of strengthening public- private and networks of skill / entrepreneurship Centres across Nagaland confederation of India Industries Nagaland Unit.
Veterinary & Animal Husbandry briefed on the topic perspective of key livelihood skill requirement on household activity with primitive rearing, feeding and processing, skill development. Kohima village youth organization gave a talk on inspiration and demonstrations of possibilities of green revolution and preserving traditional community skill augmenting to the contemporary market.
Emporium skill training institute presented an insight on market acquisition and skill gap and prospective on magnitude of the problem including youth unemployment and migration with due consideration for gender by Kohima village students union.
CEO Food processing SSC Marwah, CEO Handcrafts SSC Krishan, CEO Textile SSC Textile JV Rao and Agriculture SSC Nirod Chakravarty from Sector skill councils (SSCs) talked on ecosystem and convergence.
Head skill Saathi NSDC, Dr Archana Singh gave an overview on strengthening skill and entrepreneurship landscape in Nagaland and moderated the discussion session.
(Page News Service)