Inauguration of Deen Dayal Upadhaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY)
Skill Training Programme at NTTC, Dimapur.
The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD), Govt. of India has selected Nagaland Tool Room & Training Centre (NTTC), Dimapur as one of the Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) for the Govt. Of India’s flagship programme ‘Deen Dayal Upadhaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana’ (DDU-GKY) under MoRD, Govt. of India. The scheme has been implemented through the Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission (NSRLM). Under the skill training programme, NTTC has to provide employable skills and job placement assistance to 840 youths of the state of Nagaland during the 3(three) years project. The Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India shall sponsor all the training fees including food and boarding. Under this programme, the following courses are to be imparted:
The Inaugural Programme was held on the 10th November 2018 at Nagaland Tool Room & Training Centre (NTTC), Dimapur. The function was graced by Smti. Lithrongla G. Chishi, IAS, Commissioner & Secretary to the Govt. of Nagaland. Speaking During the function, she urged the trainees to be sincere in learning and exhorted them to be focused and more logical in prioritising things. Emphasising on the scarcity of skilled workers in Nagaland, she encouraged them to fill the gap by getting trained and making themselves resourceful by networking in a collaborative manner with one another as a team – making all types of services available across the length and breadth of the state.
Dr. N.C Das, Technical Advisor, highlighted a brief account on the birth of NTTC and its vision. He further spoke on the necessity of practical skills over theory alone. He substantiated his statement by citing the example of swimming, where theory classes on swimming alone doesn’t make one able to swim instantly. Only with skill development and proper training one becomes an efficient practitioner or contributor in the given field.
Earlier, the students from first batch of the DDU-GKY scheme presented a special number. Thereafter, Er. Petehetuo Miasalhou, Principal of NTTC, addressed the students on the aim and purpose of training them. He enlightened and reminded them on the bright prospects of undergoing such training and the importance of being self-reliant respectively. Er. Ebipeni Ezung, Vice-Principal of NTTC, chaired the inaugural programme; Mr. Samrangbe, Hostel Warden of NTTC, pronounced the invocation while Er. Awalo Keppen, Asst. Manager, proposed vote of thanks. The closure of the function was followed by a formal photo session and sumptuous luncheon.