Under the Extended Gram Swaraj Abhiyan-2 launched by the Central Government, the Udalguri district administration in association with the Assam Skill Development Mission organised a day-long recruitment mela on the basis of skills of youths in prescribed seven disciplines in Udalguri on Wednesday.
A meeting organised on the occasion was chaired by Project Director of District Rural Development Agency (DRDA), Udalguri, Bhaskar Jyoti Manta.
In his speech, Manta explained the process of recruitment in the given criteria under various disciplines. He also mentioned, “There are 38,783 unemployed youths in Udalguri district as registered with the Udalguri Employment Exchange.”
The recruitment rally was inaugurated by Udalguri Deputy Commissioner Dilip Kumar Das.
Speaking on the occasion, Das said, “The Central Government is trying its level best to impart various skill-based training for generating employment to 65 per cent youths of the country. To connect the youths to skills, the Government has opened the Ministry of Skill Development so that human resources in real sense can be developed to make our country self-reliant and list it among advanced nations near future.”
Managing Director of Assam Skill Development Mission, Anand Prakash Tiwari said, “We, the Indians, have been aspiring for a traditional nation after acquiring a traditional education system. But India is rapidly changing in all fronts. There are hundreds of new companies which have adopted itself to latest technology and gizmos.”
“As the economic growth is witnessed, there are scores of avenues to opt for by the educated skilled youths. If we skill ourselves in a particular field, the opted job will hanker after us,” added Tiwari.
He stressed special focus on the well-defined skilled eco-system for the youths. He also urged the public representatives of Udalguri district to chalk out plans to tap the potential of the youths of the region in various fields.
Tiwari also added, “Unless the private sector of our country is not developed, we cannot think of development of our country.”
He informed that 650 youths of Udalguri district have been able to get jobs under the five skill training centres of the district this year. He also appealed to the parents and guardians to guide their children and prepare them to self-evaluate their performance for any job or duty.
The meeting, addressed by Mazbat MLA Charan Boro, who was present as the Chief Guest, was also attended by Col. Rahul of 14 Garhwal Rifles, Udalguri Superintendent of Police Rajveer Singh and senior scientist of KVK Dr Devasish Bora among others.
The meeting also witnessed job offer letters to the skilled youths, interim financial aid to skilled SHGs, workshop on job opportunities, an interactive session with the experts. It is pertinent to note that Udalguri district has been selected along with six other backward districts of the State by the Government of India for rapid development in all fronts.