Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) Vice-Chancellor lays stress on honing skill
DOIMUKH: Inaugurating the Skill Development Programme (GSDP)-ENVIS on value addition and marketing on NTFPs (Plants origin) on Monday, Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) Vice-Chancellor Professor Saket Kushwaha emphasized the development of skill to all the trainees for sustaining livelihood and economic development of the State, besides waiting for government jobs.
Speaking as the chief guest Prof. Kushwaha laid emphasis on skill development as priority area in the State. He urged them to make the best use of the two-week training programme on medicinal plants to develop skill on plant identification, cultivation and market linkages for socio-economic development of the State.
Professor Saket informed the students that RGU would look forward to establish skill incubation centre for the translation of theoretical knowledge of the young talents into practical dimension knowledge by connecting their forward and backward linkage output through such skill with farmers, industry and market.
He also laid emphasis on the need for synergistic approach in work culture by involving persons of different knowledge background such as medicinal plant experts, farmers, economists and commerce experts to bring about reliable output and generation of self-employment avenues among the rural youth.
Job market in government sector is very limited which is saturating gradually and there is a limited vacant post available in the government departments, he said.
"But Arunachal Pradesh is blessed with rich wealth of natural bio resources, including medicinal plants wealth which must be judiciously and sustainably used for socio-economic development of the state," he added.
RGU Registrar, Prof. Tomo Riba, attending the ceremony as guest of honour, urged the trainees to learn the techniques sincerely from master trainers and resource persons in this two-week training course so that they become more practical in managing medicinal plant bio resources which is precious heritage of the State.
He urged the youth to be hard working and manage the natural resource judiciously while doing a commercial valuation. He said that plant is a great friend of human being and urged the youth to plant plants, including medicinal plants, wherever they move which would really help protect the mother nature.
Meanwhile, Deputy Director (Environment) and ENVIS Hub PCCF Office, Itanagar, Coordinator, Robin Dohu, briefed about aims and objectives of ENVIS-RGU Training programme and hoped that such skill- based training through sponsorship by the Ministry of Environment & Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC) would benefit the participants and society in long run.
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