Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday said the biggest challenge for the government in the next few years is to provide jobs to the youth.
Inaugurating the production cum training centre of NELA Handloom and Silk Production Unit at Mawkasing, Sangma said the government has been laying stress on entrepEreneurship so that the youth do not only seek jobs but provide jobs to others.
“The government has always been supportive of young entrepreneurs pursuing their dreams in spite of the challenges that they face in their journey of entrepreneurship,” the Chief Minister said.
Lauding the initiative of James E. Dkhar, the proprietor and entrepreneur of NELA Handloom & Silk Production Unit cum Training Centre, Sangma said, “The journey of Bah James is truly inspiring and exemplary for other young entrepreneurs to believe and follow their passion and never give up to the challenges they face.”
The Chief Minister also announced financial assistance of Rupees ten lakhs to NELA Handloom & Silk Production Unit to upscale the production and training.
It may be mentioned here that James E Dkhar, the proprietor of the textile production unit at Mawkasiang, Umroh was presented the ‘Entrepreneur of the Month’ Award in January 2019. The NELA Handloom Training Centre is the first Flying8 Loom Training Centre in India.