MANGALDAI: The Darrang district administration, under the active guidance of Deputy Commissioner Dilip Kumar Borah, on Wednesday organized a 'Skill Development Workshop' at the District Library Auditorium in Mangaldai.
With the aim to change the outlook of the youths from being 'employment seeker' to 'employment creator', the workshop witnessed the participation of 1,000 interested and inquisitive school and college students from various institutions, apart from youngsters looking for opportunities in the field of entrepreneurship and self-employment.
Mangaldai Parliamentarian Dilip Saikia, legislator Gurujyoti Das and Deputy Commissioner Dilip Kumar Borah took part in the day-long event and appealed to the youths of the district to grab every opportunity available by skilling themselves with the help of the various schemes of the government.
Parliamentarian Saikia specifically pointed out the immense opportunities of skills such as plumbing, carpentry and other streams, while at the same time lamented the exodus of Assamese youths every year for a petty salary as security guards in private companies in Bengaluru, Delhi and other States. He expressed hope that workshops such as this would encourage the youngsters to realize the opportunities that come with being skilled in one field or the other.
Legislator Guru Jyoti Das, in his motivational speech, re-iterated that the proposed Skill University at Mangaldai would play a vital role in the overall growth and development of the district in general and the youths in particular.
Prominent entrepreneurs Anupam Deka of SRD Group of Companies and Sumanjyoti Deka also enlightened the participants with their experience in the field of business and how to face the challenges that lie ahead in the path.
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