Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Majhi assures support for tea tribe students

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 18 � Minister of Labour and Employment, Government of Assam, Prithvi Majhi on Thursday assured full official support to the students of the tea tribe community in pursuing various courses and has also appealed to them to focus on courses that ensure employability.

Launching a paramedical course for students of tea community in the Assam Down Town University, Majhi said that such courses have huge employment potential and added that more boys and girls from the tea community should come forward to pursue such courses.

While stressing the need for introducing more subjects that provide job opportunities, Majhi pointed out that the unemployment graph was rising in the State and the situation was worse in the tea belt.

He said that the students should be encouraged to diversify to non-conventional courses as those were generating huge employment opportunities in the present day. �About 74 percent of our students opt for general education and that is one of the leading causes of unemployment in the State,� he said.

Majhi further said that to address the unemployment problem in the tea belt, the government has targeted the students and concentrated on admitting more students in the skill development centres. He informed that 50 such centres have been set up in the State and said this was a big step that would go a long way in bringing the desired socio-economic changes in the tea community.

�The government has launched many schemes for the development of the tea community and providing many facilities to the students. We have set up girls and boys hostels for the students of tea community and increased the scholarship of the students,� said Majhi. Eleven hostels for boys and an equal number of hostels for girls have been set up.

It needs to be mentioned here that 90 students from the tea community have been admitted into this paramedical course.

Next Story
Similar Posts
Majhi assures support for tea tribe students

GUWAHATI, Nov 18 � Minister of Labour and Employment, Government of Assam, Prithvi Majhi on Thursday assured full official support to the students of the tea tribe community in pursuing various courses and has also appealed to them to focus on courses that ensure employability.

Launching a paramedical course for students of tea community in the Assam Down Town University, Majhi said that such courses have huge employment potential and added that more boys and girls from the tea community should come forward to pursue such courses.

While stressing the need for introducing more subjects that provide job opportunities, Majhi pointed out that the unemployment graph was rising in the State and the situation was worse in the tea belt.

He said that the students should be encouraged to diversify to non-conventional courses as those were generating huge employment opportunities in the present day. �About 74 percent of our students opt for general education and that is one of the leading causes of unemployment in the State,� he said.

Majhi further said that to address the unemployment problem in the tea belt, the government has targeted the students and concentrated on admitting more students in the skill development centres. He informed that 50 such centres have been set up in the State and said this was a big step that would go a long way in bringing the desired socio-economic changes in the tea community.

�The government has launched many schemes for the development of the tea community and providing many facilities to the students. We have set up girls and boys hostels for the students of tea community and increased the scholarship of the students,� said Majhi. Eleven hostels for boys and an equal number of hostels for girls have been set up.

It needs to be mentioned here that 90 students from the tea community have been admitted into this paramedical course.