Don Bosco Tech hosts regional meet
Dimapur, Sep. 23 (EMN): Don Bosco Tech Dimapur hosted Don Bosco Tech regional meeting of Northeastern region on Sep. 21 and 22nd at AIDA, Don Bosco School campus.
In the inaugural address, Fr. Nestor Guria expressed his happiness over the work done by Don Bosco Tech Society. He said, “we are not strangers but only friends whom we have not met”. He exhorted the participants to follow the footsteps of Don Bosco who worked for the less privileged youth to make them good Christian and honest citizen.
Fr. AM Joseph spoke on Don BoscoTech and its impacts on skill development and landscape in Northeast.
Keeping in mind that there are many youths who don’t get quality education nor get job, he said the goal of Don Bosco Tech is to impart market-linked and employment-oriented training to 20 lakh youngsters by 2022 and also aim at having at least one skill training centre in each district across India.
Vision for Northeast an inside perspective was delivered by director of AIDA & Province coordinator, Dimapur, Sunny Joseph. He highlighted the new area of intervention for Don Bosco Tech such as up-skilling, international placement, icertification and diversification of skill training.
Group discussion and presentation on exploring possibilities of inclusive growth through skill development in Northeast were also part of the day’s programme.
On the second day, Khekeye Sema, IAS delivered speech on “Skilled Northeast – Role of government, civil society and youth.” Speaking about the youth and employment, he stated that ‘employment disaster is one of the most important problems faced by Northeast.’ He pointed out that there is not enough infrastructure and industrial activity in the Northeast. He also said many frustrated youths after failing to get job indulge in alternative ways to earn their living. “Corruption will exist as long as humans exist but we must try to reduce it,” he added.
During a panel discussion on “Youth, skill development and empowerment opportunities in North East,” Director of Bosco Institute Jorhat, Dr. Jerry Thomas; Levi Sumi from CAN Youth, and Renthungo James from Maple society shared their views on the topic.
The panelists stressed on the importance of skill development and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Thomas called on Don Bosco Tech to set up-entrepreneur development programme so that the Northeast youth need not migrate to other states in search of job after their training in various fields, including agriculture which would also ensure land protection.
Alumnus of the institution also shared their success stories with the participants.
Outstanding training faculties and centers were awarded on the sidelines of the programme.