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NGO helps youths to become self-sufficient

By Correspondent

SILCHAR, June 9 � Over 200 trainee students, who joined various courses under the Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY) scheme, are a happy lot now. Many of them have offer letters from some of the top companies.

The students, who completed their job-oriented training under Aastha Foundation, a local NGO, received their course completion certificates and offer letters, at a function held at the office premises of the NGO here, on Sunday. The NGO is also an all-Assam municipal empanelled unit for imparting skill development training.

As many as 60 successful candidates have got offer letters as management trainees in Impulse Group, Serco Global, MetLife, etc. They received certificates from Silchar Municipal Board chairman Tamal Kanti Banik, former principal of GC College, Prof Partha Sarathi Chanda, and Nikhilendu Bhattacharjee, a faculty of the training organisation.

In his speech, Tamal Kanti Banik said �at a time when unemployment is digging deep into the psyche, it is a phenomenal effort on the part of the NGO to encourage the youths to be self-sufficient.�

Citing references of American President Abraham Lincoln and the newly-elected Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, Prof Partha Sarathi Chanda said self belief is most important in pursuing successful careers.

Arnab Chakraborty, the founder of the NGO, informed that they have been training these students since January this year and initially, the focus was on specified courses like computers, beauty therapy, tailoring and fashion designing courses. Also, the trainees were groomed on how to face interviews and soft skills and confidence development.

Chakraborty said that a report of the effort will be sent to the Union Skill Development Minister Sarbananda Sonowal so that more steps are taken towards skill development in the region.

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