Imphal/ 3 December 2016. A workshop on skill development was organised by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in Manipur at Durbar Hall here.
The Governor, Dr. Najma A Heptulla and Chief Minister O. Ibobi Singh attended the workshop as Chief Guests.
Members from around 16 different skill sectors from the field of Agriculture, Tourism and Hospitality, Beauty and Wellness, Healthcare, Textiles and Handlooms, Handicrafts and Carpets, Telecom, Food Processing, IT and ITeS, Automotive, Security, Construction, Logistics, Apparel, BFSI and Rubber introduced to harness the human resources of the state.
The Governor in her speech said that she has been in the state, hundred days since she took over the Governorship of the state and understood all the problems and issues of the state.
"Since, it is topographically not possible to establish large scale industries in the state; we have trained people to develop small scale industries like tourism, health care, handloom and handicrafts etc," Dr. Heptulla said.
She further said that Manipur has unique bio diversity, the black rice and orchids of the state are not found in other parts of the country and these can be developed as a small scale industry.
"We have to get people busy with work as it may help in cutting down 'bandhs' and blockades. For this, we need skilled people; there should be job creation because the final focus is Job. If there are no jobs available, we shall face a problem of unemployed skilled people," she added.
Lastly, the Governor pledged to work for the betterment and development of the state.
The workshop was also attended by T. Manga Vaiphei, Minister of Labour and Employment as Guest of Honour, Vishal Sharma, Chief Program Officer, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDS), Dr. Suhel Akhtar, IADS, Additional Chief Secretary, Dr. Harmit Singh, Jt. Secretary and officers from Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. (ANI)