Kamjong: The District Skill Mela 2023 Kamjong, organised by the District Skill Committee was held at the Town Hall, Kamjong district headquarters. Around 500 school-going students and youth of the district attended the event.
MLA of Phungyar AC, Leishiyo Keishing, attended the function as the chief guest; Director of Manipur Society for Skill Development Mission, LN Kashung, as the guest of honour; CO of 8 AR, Sumeet Acharya, as the special guest; and Deputy Commissioner of Kamjong, Rangnamei Rang Peter, as the functional president.
Around 20 training partners and various line departments of the district related to information technology, textiles, handloom and handicrafts, agriculture, petrochemicals, healthcare, aviation, tourism and hospitality, food processing, bamboo cane, beauty and wellness, etc. exhibited their services and assured opportunities by opening stalls at the mela today.
Speaking at the event, Leishiyo Keishing said that today’s youth have a wide range of possibilities and opportunities in their lives to take up any career or field that they want. The key, however, is to find the right career choice that is best suited to his/her own personality and passion.
Programmes such as today’s skill mela will give the right avenue to the youth of the district to ‘know the unknown’ career possibilities, and they can inquire and enrol in the suitable fields that they want, and consequently get themselves ‘skilled’, added the MLA.
The Mission Director, LN Kashung, stated that the youth population of our country, India, is currently lacking in skill development aspects, and this has kept the youth and the future of the country in a vulnerable scenario, as youth are notably regarded as the ‘future of the society’.
Citing that only 5% of the country’s youth are skilled, as per data, he appealed to all the youth to get themselves skill development training in their chosen fields to secure their lives and the nation at large.
On the other hand, Deputy Commissioner, Rangnamei Rang Peter appealed to all the youth and students to extract maximum benefits from today’s mela and to be fearless about asking the unknown things and finding out the unknown regarding career possibilities. He expressed his gratitude to all the training partners present today for coming all the way to a remote area such as Kamjong to enlighten ‘the youth of this part of Manipur’ regarding career possibilities.
As a part of the programme, certificates of gratitude were handed over to the training partners by the dignitaries. Students who have successfully completed the training courses on basic computer applications conducted by the district skill committee were also felicitated.