CSIR-APEDA skill development training concludes

BAN president Mongkum giving away certificates from CFTRI on completion of the course.

BAN president Mongkum giving away certificates from CFTRI on completion of the course.

Dimapur, November 20 (MExN): CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI) & Agricultural & Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) conducted five-day skill development training on value addition on fruits, vegetables and spices at Nagaland Tool Room & Training Centre (NTTC), Dimapur.

A press release received here stated that the training concluded with a valedictory programme on November 19 with L Mongkum, President, BAN (Business Association of Nagas) as chief guest and Taliwati Longchar IEDS, Joint Director & HoD, MSME Development Institute, Dimapur as guest of honour.

Speaking on the occasion, Mongkum encouraged the trainees to innovate and work towards becoming entrepreneurs who will be able to provide job opportunities to many other young people.  He stressed that in order to excel in any chosen field, skill development is very important and the passion and dedication will determine how successful one can be.  Jamir also reiterated that the BAN is committed to help the entrepreneurs in linking them with various financial institutions and assist in market linkages.

Meanwhile, Taliwati Longchar encouraged the trainees to take risk and give value added services in their chosen fields.  He also shared about how registering with the MSME would facilitate in aiding the entrepreneurs in availing investments from various financial institutions. 

The facilitators for the training were Dr Ng Iboyaima Singh, Chief Scientist, CSIR-CFTRI, Shailaza R and Er Sahu from CFTRI. Altogether 32 trainees from Dimapur and Kohima attended the training and were awarded with.