Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Students undergo skill training in Manipur

ANI | Updated: Jul 21, 2018 20:02 IST

Manipur [India], July 21 (ANI): Under the flagship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's skill development programme, many youths of the country, including the Northeast, are undergoing various developmental training to harness their potential in different sectors for a sustainable livelihood.
With the vision of 'Transforming Rural Youth into an Economically Independent and Globally Relevant Workforce', Gyanjyoti Foundation recently organized a mega training programme of 370 students on Food and Beverages with computer under the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU- GKY) at Mantripukhri in Imphal.
The training programme was inaugurated by M.H. Khan, IAS, Additional Chief Secretary and state Mission Director, MSRLM as the Chief Guest and Guest of Honor respectively.
"The training centre at present has four trainers who have excelled in information and technology (IT) and soft skill. Manipur, being a gateway to South East Asia and with an increase in the field of tourism; government has taken good initiatives to enhance the skills of youths," said MD Akbar Khan, Centre Manager of Gyanjyoti Foundation.
DDU-GKY aims to engage youths, as a part of the 'National Rural Livelihood Mission' (NRLM) and Government's 'Skill Development Initiative' tasked with the dual objective of adding diversity to the incomes of rural poor families and cater to the career aspirations of rural youth.
Meanwhile a IT trainer at the centre, Ujwala, appreciated the intiative taken by the government. "Many students do not even know how to operate the system. Surprisingly, many students used the computer for the first time. However, the trainer said that students are picking up the skills day by day. This training is enhancing the skill and development of many youngsters. It is a great initiative taken by the government to improve the livelihoods of the rural youths to empower them," said Ujwala.
The programme which will continue for eight months targets to produce skillful trainees effectively in the coming two years in four different batches.
The trainees are being accommodated in a hostel located separately for girls and boys at Mantripukhri and Hatta and are provided with all the basic amenities as per Standard Operating Procedures (SoP) requirement such as free food and lodging besides transportations.
After completing the training, trainees will be provided with placements at hotels in India as well as abroad as per the requirement of the companies. The trainees will also be provided with 100 percent assistance for placement in the best hotels available in the market.
According to a Food and Beverage Hospitality trainer, Paul, said that this effort is going to give a boost to the employment in the state. "Some students are graduates, some are not. It is a good experience and as a trainer I enjoyed. Manipur is a state of unemployment, even though the literacy rate is very high, many are unemployed," said Paul.
"Manipur is likely to have a high demand of jobs in the next two years as it is going to be a gateway to south- East Asia where multiple numbers of hotels, motels, resorts, and tourism centers are likely to open up soon," he added. (ANI)

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