A 30-day training programme on silk cocoon crafts (Muga Nachom Making) for the inmates of the relief camp opened at Ideal Girls’ College at Akampat, Imphal East was launched at the Training Centre of the Kanglei Sinnaibi Lup (Kangleisil) at Thongju Part-I, Pheijaleitong, Imphal East.
Altogether, 25 selected inmates joined the muga nachom crafts training for making varieties of indigenous flowers of the state using silk cocoons as raw materials.
The training programme was organised by the Kangleisil with the cooperation of the Thongju Kendra Relief Committee (TKRC) which is the caretaker of government sponsored relief centre at the Idea College complex, Akampat, Imphal East and under the promotion of the state Manipur Rural Livelihood Mission, department of RD and PR.
Former jilla parisad member, Bashikhong Ch Yasowanta said that the training programme would not only ease their minds but also help them learn skills for earning incomes.
SMD-MSRLM mission director Bandana Devi said that the MSRLM, government of Manipur has been promoting various schemes for the youths between 18-35 years of age through SHGs. MSRLM is taking attention more of the inmates staying at relief camps for promotion of their skills for livelihoods this time, she said.
The Shintha Handloom and Handicrafts president S Bhubol expressed that the displaced persons from the Moreh and Churachandpur now taking shelters at different relief camps due to the civil unrest, are truly the saviors of the people of Manipur as their unfortunate conditions though happening under compelling situation, have enlightened both the government and the people on taking unfailing responsibilities for safeguarding the aged old unity and integrity of Manipur.
He demanded construction of adequate work sheds for various cottage and industrial activities along with the presently constructing fabricated houses for the displaced persons.
Proprietor, Kangleisil Huirongbam Santi Devi who also will be the instructor during the training programme, expressed that he would teach the trainees at best to make fully skilled artisans in nachom (posy) crafts before the end of the training programme.
State Mission Manager (Non-Farm), MSRLM Khanba Ronglo, former assistant director, Sericulture Department Lourembam Meghachandra and National Awardee (Handloom) Manileima Devi attended the inauguration programme as presidium members.