Advisor for IT, Science and Technology, NRE, Mmhonlümo Kikon visited the traditional and heritage crafts cluster of Dimapur on July 14 as chief guest, where he distributed certificates to artisans upskilled under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) 3.0, through industry-based upskilling programme of Handicrafts & Carpet Sector Skill Council (HCSSC) by Cane Concept. In a press release, HCSSC informed that Mmhonlümo during his interaction with the artisans expressed happiness over the skill they had performed. He expressed hope that the traditional industries would be promoted based on local art and skill to mark the growth of handicrafts industries in the state.
In her speech, HCSSC executive member, Jesmina Zeliang walked the advisor through the training centre where around 2600 artisans have been trained through industry-based training programme. She informed that they were employed by the industry subsequently and were taught bamboo-based Christmas decorative products for the first time, which would be exported in the international market soon. The programme was also attended by Sovima Village chairman, Sebastin Zumvu and director of Cane Concept, Aku Zeliang among other dignitaries.