Nagaland has 6000 DDU-GKY trained candidates

Imtimenla MD NSRLM with DDU GKY Alumni, officials and guests in Bengaluru.

Imtimenla MD NSRLM with DDU GKY Alumni, officials and guests in Bengaluru.

3500 candidates placed in different parts of the country 

Kohima, June 16 (MExN): Since the inception of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) in Nagaland during FY 2018-19, more than 6000 rural youths have been trained and around 3500 candidates have been given job placements in different parts of the country.

“As such it is envisaged that the working youths who were once dependent are sending money back to support their siblings and parents thereby boosting the income of the family,” stated a press release received here. 

With the aim of reaching out to the trained and placed candidates of DDU-GKY, Nagaland State Rural Livelihoods Mission (NSRLM) organised alumni meet in Chennai on June 9 and in Bangaluru on June 13. The team was led by Imtimenla, Joint Secretary RD and Mission Director, NSRLM. 

In her keynote address, Imtimenla stated that DDU-GKY is a nationwide placement-linked skill training programme funded by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. Currently in Nagaland, the programme is in partnership with 15 Project Implementing Agencies (PIAs) offering training in more than 7 sectors, stated a press release. 

Imtimenla MD NSRLM with DDU GKY Alumni, officials and guests in Chennai.

She stated that alumni meet is an important component of the scheme where the meet provides healthy ground for experience sharing by the working youths about the challenges and opportunities in private industries. 

Citing the risks and security concerns raised by parents back home, the Mission Director urged all the participants to stay in touch with the students and fellowship communities wherever they are working. Further, she encouraged the gathering to spread the message that employment problem is only for those who are unwilling to work or move out of the comfort of their homes.

NSU presidents encouraged the alumni to register in their respective unions so that any issues faced by the Naga youths can be addressed by the unions. They also briefed them on the importance of being a bonafide member in the unions.

Sharing their experience, the alumni of DDU GKY stated that the programme has enabled them to become contributors in the family, have opened new avenues to professionally grow and think beyond opportunities in Nagaland.

In Chennai around 55 alumni attended the meet and in Bengaluru around 99 attended besides invitees and officials. The programme was graced by Wapangtoshi Longkumer, Pastor, NCF for Chennai chapter and Nikato Yepto, Pastor, NCF for Bengaluru Chapter. Other special invitees and speakers included Naga Student’s Union of Chennai and Bengaluru, Eastern Naga Student’s Union, Bengaluru and Management team of Royal Orchid Hotel, Bengaluru.

Visakono SPM Skills chaired the programmes and vote of thanks was delivered by Menuoneituo Chadi, COO-Skills.