From a Correspondent
Biswath Chariali, Nov 6: A skill development training programme as part of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikash Yoja, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, has started at the Biotech Hub of the Biswath College of Agriculture from October 30. The training will continue for 13 days in the first phase which has been conducted by Agricultural Skill Development Council of India under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, in collaboration with the Advanced level Biotech Hub of the college.
As informed by Amit Verma, Regiol Head of ASCI, and Dr MK Sarma, Coorditor, Biotech Hub, this is the first such initiative in the Northeast and this centre will play a key role in training the trainers required for agricultural skill development in the State. The current programme involves training of a group of 25 Master Trainers in the first two days and training of trainers for the rest of 10 days. A group of 27 trainers deputed by Assam Skill Development Mission are undertaking the training. These trainers will further train the farmers and entrepreneurs in various parts of the State. The trainers are trained on platform skills by yantara Sharma from the Dale Carnegie Institute, Mumbai.
The training programme was iugurated by the Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Dr. DK Bora. In his iugural speech he opined that the programme would benefit the large section of unemployed youth of the State by engaging themselves in various self-employed entrepreneurships. He opined that youth should become job providers rather than job seekers. Dr Bora assured all sorts of help and cooperation from his side.
Speaking at the function, the Associate Dean, BN College of Agriculture, praised the organizers for such ambitious initiatives. Dr MK Sarma and Amit Verma elaborated the background and objective of the entire programme. Dr RK Goswami, Deputy Director of Students’ Welfare of the college, extended the vote of thanks on behalf of the organizers.