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Unemployment the biggest problem post Covid pandemic – Neiphrezo

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Apr 13, 2021 10:10 pm
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Neiphrezo Keditsu addressing the trainees during the opening ceremony of Skill training for rural employment at Kuda Youth Hall, Kuda-B Village, Dimapur.

Our Reporter
Dimapur, April 13 (EMN):
Expounding that unemployment is the biggest problem all over the country post Covid-19 pandemic, chairman of Nagaland Khadi and Village Industries Board (NKVIB), Dr. Neiphrezo Keditsu, expressed happiness to many educated Naga youths were venturing into private sectors for sustainable livelihood.

Speaking at the launch of skill training for rural employment organised by the NKVIB in collaboration with Glocal Concepts Nagaland (GCN) at Kuda youth hall, Kuda-B village on Tuesday, Keditsu shared that competitions had become so stiff today that even highly educated persons were applying for the job of a peon and chowkidar.

Stating that the feedback they received from Kohima after the training was very encouraging, he expressed hope that the participants would take the best seats and grow so that they might benefit many people.

He has attributed marketing as one of the biggest problems in the state as it was still unorganised. He, however, stated that the department was trying its best to promote local products saying, “If you make good products, on our end we will also try our best.”

“Training is one aspect and earning your livelihood is another aspect. But for me, if you can provide employment to another person, that will be a very meaningful success,” he added.

It may be mentioned here that NKVIB in collaboration with GCN has initiated skill training for rural employment in five different districts including Kohima, Dimapur, Peren, Mon, Kiphire. In Kohima, the training was held from April 8 to the 10th, while the training for Dimapur and Peren district is being conducted from April 13 to the 15th.  The training for Mon and Kiphire districts would be conducted from April 19 to the 21st.

The courses offered for training are food processing including baking, pickles, pizza and desserts, carpentry focusing on sofa set making, soap making and bee keeping.

A representative of the GCN informed that in Dimapur around 300 persons have registered for training in various courses.

Also speaking at the function, the ADC of Dimapur, Akheto Aye asked the participants to follow the SOPs during the course of the training. He appreciated NKVIB for creating jobs for the youth and suggested the department to focus on the products and adopt a new approach or strategy to meet the customers’ demand. He further urged the trainees to avail the opportunity and make use of the training.

N Bojen Singh, branch manager of Indian Bank, Dimapur, also encouraged the trainees to equip themselves with skills if they want to move forward in life. He also encouraged them to generate self-employment and also provide employment to others.

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: Apr 13, 2021 10:10:54 pm