Shillong, June 9: Chief Minister Conrad Kongkal Sangma has asked the youth to be “job makers” and not “job seekers” and ready to take calculated risks.
“There are no shortcuts to success. We’ve to take calculated risks in life. We might fail initially and continue to fail. But we must not get discouraged by those failures. Instead, we need to learn and improve ourselves from those failures and to prepare a strategy to become successful,” Conrad said.
The Chief Minister was speaking as the chief guest at the convocation of the Computer and Language Trainees’ which was held at Ramakrishna Mission, Vivekananda Cultural Centre.
Congratulating the students who have successfully completed their courses, he said the energy and enthusiasm amongst the youth need to be tapped and channelized in right direction.
Conrad stated that if the policy makers can channelize those and use it in a constructive manner it will create a whole lot of scope and opportunities for the State and the nation to grow.
The Chief Minister said the move will change the whole perspective and the economic scenario of the State.
Conrad also informed the gathering that Meghalaya Government has tied up with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to collaborate with Universities and Institutes to start Japanese language course and skill oriented training for the youth of the State, which can generate international employment opportunities.
During the programme, the Chief Minister also handed over certificates of completion and mementos to the students who have completed their courses and also handed over desktops and laptop computers to the eligible candidates who have completed a minimum of five courses and one course at the expert level in the institute.
The students who were awarded with computers will start a noble initiative of teaching computers to the locals at their respective localities and villages.