GUWAHATI, June 17: The passing out ceremony of 30 trainees who underwent the second 90-day ‘Placement linked skill training programme of Swar Jayanti Swarojgar Yoja (SJSRY)’ organised by the Guwahati Municipal Corporation and implemented by Ajmal Foundation was held in Guwahati today.
Delivering the welcome address on the occasion, Nurul Laskar, Project Head ANREM, informed the gathering about the stress laid by Ajmal Foundation in extending skill empowerment to the youth of the State. Ms Kranti Mawri, Housekeeping Executive of Hotel kshatra and a successful professiol in the hospitality sector, who was present at the function, stressed on dignity of labour and said, “If a person is hard working, he or she can rise to great heights.”
Liton Sarkar, Officer-in-Charge, Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), spoke about their various activities aimed at the welfare of the differently-abled people of the society.
He said that ALIMCO in collaboration with Ajmal Foundation had doted artificial limbs, wheel chairs, hearing aids etc to about 300 disabled beneficiaries in Dhubri District recently and were contemplating to hold a similar programme in Morigaon District in the very near future.
Maini Mahanta, writer and editor of ‘ndini’, who was the chief guest on the occasion, recalled the difficult days she had to face when she started her career in Guwahati about three decades ago.
She had to toil from morning to evening and on many occasions subsist just on one meal for the day. But the hard work and toil brought results and today she is a household me in Assam. Exhorting the women trainees of SJSRY she said, “Women empowerment is one issue which is very close to my heart. I feel economic independence is a must for women to get their rightful place at home and in the society.”