Skill young people to empower them, says Education Minister

ITANAGAR, Mar 20: Addressing the 23 trainees who completed their three-month residential training in hospitality here at Don Bosco Youth Centre (DBYC), Education Minister Honchun Ngandam spoke of the importance of skilling young people in order to empower them.
The Minister, while expressing happiness over seeing many trainees from his home district of Longding completing the training successfully, appreciated the DBYC for the great environment made available to the youth and called DBYC ‘an asset to the state’.
Honchun also requested the trainees moving out of the state to be disciplined and to take care of safety in a personal manner and to make the institution, department, and the state proud through hard work.
Earlier, while welcoming the guests to the valedictory function, Father Mathai, Parish Priest, Itanagar, appreciated the Minister for the efforts and commitment shown in transforming the educational environment of the state.
Madhu Krishna Garg, Secretary of Social Justice Empowerment and Tribal Affairs and Skill Development and Employment Generation also lauded the efforts of the trainees from Longding for venturing into new terrains from such a remote area in search of excellence and a decent livelihood.
The Secretary also spoke about the importance that the Central Government is placing on Skill India Mission. “Having a natural inclination to be welcoming and hospitable, you will find hospitality sector a welcome avenue for you”, said Garg to the trainees. The Secretary also appreciated DBYC for making the training meaningful by incorporating life-skills into it and thus making the same an opportunity for young people for all-round development.
Taw Tebin, Director, SJETA, in his exhortation appreciated DBYC and the active involvement and commitment it has shown to skill development of youth. He also expressed great happiness over that fact that the training centre has achieved a record of more than 80 percent placement and hoped the same continues in the future as well.
Dr V N Sharma, SLO, NSS, also thanked the Education Minister for the initiatives he is taking to improve the educational scenario of the state. He also thanked Secretary M K Garg, Director Taw Tebin and Deputy Director Yumlam Kaha for encouraging the training and the good will shown to DBYC. Dr Sharma also called upon the trainees to make Arunachal fly high in whichever place they work by being good human beings.
The trainees will leave for placement at various resorts in Kerala, like Travancore Heritage, Trivandrum and Backwaters Ripples, Kumarakom in the days to come.

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