From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, August 11: “Everyone in the society know business tycoon Sunda Ram Deka, the founder of SRD Group of Companies well but very few know his academic qualification. He studied up to Class III but had his own skill and he acquired the art of preparing sweets, singra, jalebi and other food items as an employee of hotels owned by others and that is why he could later prove himself as successful businessman,” said Director of SRD Group of Companies, Anupam Deka while taking part in a meet on tiol Urban Livelihood Mission at Mangaldai at the district library auditorium here on Thursday. He was interacting with around 600 participants in an awareness meet organized by Mangaldai Municipality Board in connection with the implementation of the tiol Rural Livelihood Mission.
He further said that in this present competitive world of business, a skilled person with no certificate of formal education was more important than a person with a certificate of formal higher education but no knowledge of skill. Addressing the function, Executive Officer of Mangaldai Municipality Board, Rahul Ch Das, while explaining the objectives of the meet, said that there was almost 31 per cent increase in urban population in 2011 census in comparison to that of 2001, creating challenges for livelihood for the poorer section of urban populace. He pointed out that there was still ample employment opportunity for skilled urban youths and by 2020 the demand for skilled workers would increase up to 22 million. Earlier, chairman of Municipal Board, Pratap Bordoloi ceremonially iugurated the meet by lighting the lamp.
The iugural session was followed by a technical session supported by audio visual system where faculty member from IIE, Guwahati, Utpal Bayan, Partha Sarathi Biswas from Girls’ Polytechnic College, Guwahati and Suman Ghosh from Electronic Corporation of India Ltd participated as resource persons. The function was also attended by ward members of the Municipality Board, representatives of Mangaldai Chambers of Commerce, local entrepreneurs, college teachers and media persons among others.