SILCHAR, June 2 - As many as 30 students, mostly school dropouts, would be given free-of-cost training at the new Computer Education (CRM-Domestic non-voice) Centre which was inaugurated by Borkhola MLA Kishore Nath at the Seva Kendra in Silchar.
The training will be provided through E-Careerpluz Info India (Madurai) for three months at the Centre set up under the Assam Skill Development Mission (ASDM).
Addressing the gathering, the Borkhola legislator congratulated the Seva Kendra and also the ASDM authorities and associates for coming up with such a noble project to equip the children with computer education.
�Computer literacy is the need of the hour, especially when the government has taken big moves to make India digitally skilled and empowered,� he said, and assured all help on his part.
Pinak Choudhury, district programme manager of ASDM, said, �This Centre is the first fully-residential centre for students of computer education in Cachar district. A total of 1,376 students are being given training across 11 centres in the district. Teachers are also being trained by the ASDM,� Choudhury said.
Father Santiago, director of the Seva Kendra, said they have been engaged in training of underprivileged children and poor farmers since the 1980s.
MLA Nath, meanwhile, expressed concern over the lack of learners at the driving training institute NATRIP in Japirbandh under Borkhola constituency. He said he has taken up the matter with the Government for steps to revive the institute.