Skill development course on floriculture of 200 hours duration and certificate course on post harvest management of horticulture crops of three months duration commenced at Central Institute of Horticulture (CIH), Nagaland on June 6.
Director CIH, Dr. Lallan Ram, in his address at the brief inaugural programme, encouraged the trainees to further strengthen their skills through the courses provided by the Institute. Maintaining that with proper skill set a person becomes more employable; he said the Institute has been taking initiative to build a strong work force in horticulture in the region.
Andrew, Asst. Director, SFAC Meghalaya highlighted the efforts put in by the Director, CIH and his staffs in taking up skill courses in the Institute, informed a press release. Such courses, he said, will equip the trainees with the technical skills to practice horticulture in a more organized manner and will also create avenues for self employment for the youth of the region.
Earlier, Arvind Singh and Manzar Hossain, course coordinators of floriculturist-protected cultivation and post harvest management respectively, highlighted the scope and benefits of both the courses.
The programme was led by Prabin Das, i/c. skill development & certificate courses and the vote of thanks was pronounced by Lichamo Yanthan, AHS. A total of 35 trainees from various states of North East (Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Nagaland) have enrolled for the courses.
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