180 urban poor complete skill trg

AALO, Aug 14: The GPTI Welfare Society (GTPIWS) on Tuesday distributed certificates to 180 urban poor who recently completed their skill training in various trades.
Held in collaboration with the urban development & housing department, the training included trades such as mobile phones hardware, videography, photography, and construction painters under ESTP component of DAY-NULM.
Handing over the certificates, West Siang Deputy Commissioner Sode Potom exhorted the young entrepreneurs to utilize their knowledge and skill and seek out self-employment avenues with professional zeal.
“Our people have been depending on the government for our sustenance and this dependence syndrome hinders in finding self-sustaining avenues,” the DC said, and urged the vocational training providers to “intensify their movement to impart series of training to poor and unemployed youths of the district.”
GPTIWS chairperson Topu Basar Ete informed that the government of India has a target to provide skill training to 22 million people within five years.
She informed that 8000 people in the state have been covered free of cost under the target set for various states of India. She also expressed gratitude to the UD&H department for providing assistance as the nodal department.
UD&Housing Deputy Director Hally Welly spelt out the broad objectives behind the skill development programme, and advised them to utilize their know-how.
The trainees also shared the experiences they had during the course of the training. (DIPRO)