'Nagaland government has trained 14,000 youths under PMKVY'

A one-day media workshop “Vartalap” on the theme “Skill India Mission & Digital India Mission” was held in Kohima on Saturday.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 18 Mar 2023, 12:06 pm

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Nagaland government has so far trained around 14,000 youths under  PMKVY and out of these, over 7,000 youths have been given placements, Kovi Meyase, Director, Department of Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Government of Nagaland said. 

Meyase was speaking as the special guest of a one-day media workshop “Vartalap” at Hotel Japfu, Kohima on Saturday.


The workshop on the theme “Skill India Mission & Digital India Mission” was organised by the Press Information Bureau (PIB), Kohima, Union Information & Broadcasting Ministry.

Stating that the theme of the workshop is very relevant as there has been a lot of convergence between skilling and digitalisation, Kovi Meyase recalled that Digital India Mission was started in 2015 to improve digital literacy, digital infrastructure and to reduce the distance between the government and the citizens.

The director said that PMKVY was started by the Central government for the purpose of skilling the unskilled and also further upgrading the skilled workers so that their earning potentials were increased. 

"The state government has so far trained around 14,000 youths and out of these, more than 7,000 youths have been given placements," Meyase said. 


He also expressed gratitude to the Union Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Ministry for selecting a multi-skill programme from the state for showcasing during the recent state Chief Secretaries’ conference in Delhi.

Also addressing the workshop as the guest of honour, I Simon Teilia, Joint Director, Department of Information & Public Relations, Government of Nagaland said, the media should do their reporting to make a difference. He said they should try to create awareness about such programmes to the citizens and bring home the point to them.

Meanwhile, K Sonikumar Singh, Assistant Director, PIB Kohima, in his keynote address said the workshop was organised with the objectives of creating a platform for interaction among the media and stakeholders involved in formulation and implementation of Central government schemes and projects. Such a platform gives opportunity to the media to enquire and learn more about the different schemes and also to the implementing departments to clear doubts and also highlight their achievements, he said. 

Zubemo Lotha Tsanglao, Deputy Director and Menguzelie Suhu, Senior Instructor from the Department of Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Ruokuovizo Chupuo, Sr Programme Officer and Yanger Longkumer, Programme Officer from the Department Information Technology & Communications attended the workshop as resource persons.


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