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Speaker launches two projects

By Staff Correspondent

JORHAT, June 2 - State Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami, who is the Jorhat MLA, on Monday launched two initiatives of the district administration at the Conference Hall of the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner�s office complex.

The first project named Ghare Ghare Anganwadi (An anganwadi centre in every household), is aimed to look after the education of children.

Speaking about the project, Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Roshni A Korati said that education curriculum for children between three to six years old has been prepared by the College of Community Science under the Assam Agricultural University.

Under the initiative, booklets for the children of the said age group will be distributed to 37,695 beneficiaries across 1,639 Anganwadi centres in the district, she informed.

The other initiative named Swa-Niyojan project, was aimed at providing livelihood to youths who have returned from outside Assam.

The DC explained that under the initiative, returnees interested in taking up entrepreneurial ventures in various sectors like agriculture, fishery, poultry farming, motor-mechanic work, carpentry, painting and other skilled works like electrician, plumber, tailoring, to be employed as private security guards, hospitality sector, will be extended help and guidance.

Necessary training for skill development in different avenues will be imparted to those people who have come back to the district, Korati said. She added that forms to apply for the project by the returnees have been made available at the quarantine centres here.

Goswami appreciated the endeavour of the district administration to give a boost to children�s education and also for undertaking a timely effort to provide self-employment opportunities to the youths who were employed in various sectors outside Assam, but compelled to return due to lockdown.

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