GUWAHATI, Aug 21 - Child Friendly Guwahati under Don Bosco Provincial House organised a certification programme for 100 youths who underwent skill training of computers and tailoring on August 20 at Don Mario Hall, Don Bosco Provincial House.
It needs to be mentioned here that Child Friendly Guwahati is an initiative of Selesian Don Bosco as well as the civil society group of Guwahati to work together for the underprivileged children and youths. Kamruddin Ahmed, the former Director of Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship attended the occasion as the chief guest.
Addressing the youths, Ahmed urged them to be self-reliant by embarking on entrepreneurial ventures. While emphasising on the importance of skill training, Ahmed remarked that skill training is like learning how to catch a fish, so that one is able to eat the fish on their own efforts. �Skill helps the youths who have dropped out of school or colleges to be self-reliant and make something productive out of their life,� said Ahmed.
Ahmed in his speech also referred to the World Skill Day that has been declared by UN and which will be celebrated in Brazil this year where all countries will be participating. He also mentioned about lack of skilled workers in Assam and how much irritation it is on the customer�s end not to find the skilled workers as per the required job.
Director of Child Friendly Guwahati, Fr. Thadeus Kujur also encouraged the participants to take up entrepreneurial ventures to improve their way of living.