Imphal: The 3rd Foundation Day of Sakhi-One Stop Centre (OSC), an initiative sponsored by the Ministry of Women and Child Welfare (MWCD), was celebrated Wednesday at Leiyatang village, Kamjong Headquarter.
An awareness programme on the topic ‘Livelihood through Skilling’ was conducted as a part of the celebration in collaboration with the District Skill Committee (DSC), Kamjong.
The event was organized with the support of the Deputy Commissioner, Kamjong, Rangnamei Rang Peter. SDO Kamjong, Lunminthang Haokip attended the event as the chief guest, village chief of Bungpa Khullen, Hoping Chithung as the guest of honour, and OSC Kamjong Central Administrator, MK Chanchuila as the president.
The other dignitaries who were present as the resource persons were Mahatma Gandhi National Fellow, Kashing Shingnasui; SDC Kamjong, L Ingocha Singh and representatives of various CSOs of Kamjong district.
Speaking at the occasion, SDO Lunminthang highlighted the objective of OSC, a centre for addressing discrimination and violence against women and helping women in distress by providing shelter and assistance. He further stated that the OSC and its staff have been doing exemplary work in extending awareness to the various communities of Kamjong.
Village chief Hoping Chithung applauded the OSC and the DSC for the collaboration in organizing such a simple yet important programme and for including the awareness programme on skilling. He also stressed on how everyone should try to extract optimum utilization of the myriad opportunities presented to us by the Government.
Mahatma Gandhi National Fellow (MGNF) Kashing, who spoke as a resource person, emphasized the importance of skilling amongst the youth and the public in general and how it can significantly help in livelihood generation. She also highlighted the various training courses available under schemes like DDU GKY, PMKVY, CIPET, NIELIT and also the opportunity provided to work in Japan post the Japanese Language training partly sponsored by NSDC and overseas through private agencies such as Emporium, for the unemployed and school dropouts of the district.
Wednesday’s event was coordinated by the OSC Kamjong with the support of the District Administration and District Skill Committee.