Saturday, March 25, 2023

Around 14,000 youths trained under PMKVY: DoESD&E director

Under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Nagaland government has, so far, trained around 14,000 youths and out of these, more than 7000 youths have been given placements.
This was informed by Department of Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, (DoESD&E) director, Kovi Meyase during one day media workshop “Vartalap” at Hotel Japfu, Kohima on Saturday.
A press release by Press Information Bureau (PIB), Kohima stated the workshop was organised by PIB Kohima, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India under the theme, “Skill India Mission & Digital India Mission”.

Meyase said PMKVY was started by the central government for the purpose of skilling the unskilled and also further upgrading the skilled workers so that their earning potentials were increased.
He said the state government has so far trained around 14,000 youths and out of these, more than 7000 youths have been given placements. Meyase also expressed gratitude to the Union Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship for selecting a multi-skill programme from the state for showcasing during the recent state chief secretaries’ conference in Delhi.
Stating that the theme of the workshop was very relevant as there has been a lot convergence between skilling and digitalization, Meyase recalled that Digital India Mission was started in 2015 to improve digital literacy, digital infrastructure and to reduce the distance between the government and the citizens.
Earlier, delivering his speech as the guest of honour, joint director, Department of Information & Public Relations (DIPR), I Simon Teilia said, the media should do their reporting to make a difference.
He said they should try to create consciousness about such programmes to the citizens and bring home the point to them.

In a keynote address, PIB Kohima assistant director, K Sonikumar Singh said the workshop was organised with the objectives of creating a platform for interaction among the media and stakeholders involved in formulation and implementation of Central government schemes and projects.
He said such a platform gives opportunity to the media to enquire and learn more about the different schemes and also to the implementing departments to clear doubts while highlighting their achievements.
Resource persons for the workshop were deputy director, Zubemo Lotha Tsanglao; DoESD&E, senior instructor, Menguzelie Suhu; Sr programme officer, Ruokuovizo Chupuo and Programme Officer from the department information technology & communications, Yanger Longkumer.
The vote of thanks was delivered by HoO central bureau of communication, Kohima, P Sophie.

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