The need for involvement of both the government and social partners in establishing rural livelihood protection programmes was raised during the launch of a five-day training programme on ‘Social Protection and Livelihood Security in North East’ on Monday at Khongnangthaba University, Khurai Konsam Leikai in Imphal East.
The programme was organised by the VV Giri National Labour Institute (VVGNLI), Noida in collaboration with the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU) RC Manipur, Makhan and Khongnangthaba University.
Speaking as chief guest of the function, IGNTU vice-chancellor Amarkantak Prof Prakash Mani Tripathi pointed out that it is impossible for every person to get a white-collar job. Hence the need for obtaining social security by availing various government schemes introduced for the welfare of the public, such as the ‘Beti bachao beti padhao’, a social security plan and ‘Vocal for Local,’ which gives a platform to the local entrepreneurs, he said.
Fellow and coordinator of VVGNLI Otojit Kshetrimayum stressed the need for involvement of both the government and other social partners in establishing rural livelihood protection programmes. He stated that it is crucial to comprehend the role of various institutional systems in providing social protection and long-term livelihood.
Stating that the training programme seeks to raise participants' understanding of social protection and livelihood security concerns in the Northeast, he said its main goal is to familiarise the participants with notions of social protection and livelihood security through micro-level experiments around the country, including entrepreneurship and skill development.
Dean faculty of IGNTU, Amarkantak Prof Prasanna K Samal and principal of Imphal College M Priyobrata Singh attended as guests of honour while vice-chancellor of Khongnangthaba University Prof N Joykumar presided over the inaugural function.