A 15-day Entrepreneurial Development Programme (EDP) on grill fabrication has been underway from December 1, 2020 at the Central Workshop facility of IIT Guwahati.

The training programme has been conducted by the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA) Cell, IIT Guwahati in association with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, IIT Guwahati, and Yuva Vikash Kendra, Guwahati.

The key theme of the intense training programme is skilling the youth so that they can initiate their own small business enterprises.

A total of 11 youths from Rudreswar Tilingaon, Lothia Bagisa, Majgaon, Tetelia Gaon, Chakia Para, Ledo Bangali Gaon, Azara, Changsari, Jalukbari, and Uzan Bazar have participated in the training programme, IIT Guwahati informed in a statement.

One of the participants said: “Soon after getting this high quality and intense training from IIT Guwahati, I wish to start my own fabrication workshop in my village.”

“I am also looking forward to attending more related training at IIT Guwahati to enhance my skills and to make my future business a bigger enterprise,” the participant said.

IIT Guwahati’s Central Workshop in-charge Prof. Sukhomay Pal said: “The purpose of the workshop was to impart rigorous hands-on training on Grill Fabrication to the youth so that they can start their own small business.”

UBA regional coordinator Prof. Konjengbam Darunkumar Singh, said, “The training is one of the of initiatives from UBA Cell – IIT Guwahati, to leverage the state-of-art facilities here at IIT Guwahati, to accelerate rural development, by creation of entrepreneurs. However, due to the pandemic protocol requirements, the training has been limited to a small number of participants.”

Yuva Vikas Kendra, Project Executive, Sri Ravindra Hanmattekar, “This training is going to skill the trainees, to initiate small businesses of grill fabrication, with minimal investment.”

Director, IIT Guwahati, Prof. TG Sitharam remarked, “IIT Guwahati, as a leading national institute of this region, is happy to work on enhancing rural livelihood and development for the holistic growth of the nation’.”

Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is inspired by the vision of transformational change in rural development processes by leveraging knowledge institutions to help build the architecture of an Inclusive India.

The Mission of Unnat Bharat Abhiyan is to enable higher educational institutions to work with the people of rural India in identifying development challenges and evolving appropriate solutions for accelerating sustainable growth.

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