Shillong, March 28: As part of the Martin Luther Christian University’s endeavour to contribute to the rural community by taking up initiatives to preserve and promote their rich cultural diversity, the Department of Magement and Commerce Studies, MLCU today organised a one-day semir on the theme “Sustaible Livelihood”, in the university campus.
The semir was attended by the Vice Chancellor Dr VT Darlong, Registrar Dr Mari B Bethany, Albert Nongrum of HR and students and faculty of all the departments of the University.
The resource persons included Adrian Marbaniang, Director (Monitoring and Evaluation) NERCORMP, AS Suting, Research Officer, State Council of Science Technology and Environment, Meghalaya and Wanphai Nongrum, Founder and Creative Director, Path to Creation.
Speaking during the semir, Marbaniang gave a brief presentation on the different experiences and initiatives of NERCORMP on sustaible livelihood. Wanphai Nongrum spoke at length on the importance of social entrepreneurship in our society. He also added that the different business or new business should be aware of the various sustaible resources available in our region and that we should utilise them for business ventures and also help preserve and promote these resources through entrepreneurship.
The resource persons stressed on the fact that there are many opportunities that are available in the NE region for sustaible livelihood.
The department of Magement and Commerce Studies as the organisers stated that the main objective of organising this semir is to highlight the various problems of sustaible businesses that are prevalent in the rural areas.