MANGALDAI: Around 31 NCC (National Cadet Corps) cadets from Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram took part in a 15-day virtual 'Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme' which concluded on August 12. The programme was held under the aegis of the NCC Directorate, North Eastern Region, Shillong, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati.
This programme was welcomed by the participants as due to the pandemic, the schools and colleges are shut, and the planned training schedule for the NCC could not be executed. Notwithstanding the constraints due to COVID-19, the NCC Directorate decided to provide selected cadets certain other value addition in the form of exposing them to entrepreneurship skills so that they can choose another career options.
The aim of this 15-day programme was to give the NCC cadets a new platform and create awareness about the various facets of entrepreneurship as an alternate career. The NCC trains and grooms youth to empower them to realize their aspiration, become disciplined, self-reliant and confident citizens of the country and contribute towards nation-building. Throughout the year, NCC cadets are exposed to various national and international-level training curriculums. Addressing the valedictory function, Major General Ananta Bhuyan, who has recently taken over the charge of Additional Director General (ADG), NCC Directorate, expressed his gratitude to the Director and team of Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship for nurturing and shaping the cadets and also widening their horizon.