Imphal Feb 23,
Chanu Creations, Imphal, Manipur has been trained RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) training to 300 weavers in North Garo Hills District, Meghalaya under PMKVY (Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana) on the job role ‘‘Two Shaft Handloom Weaver’’ (QP No: TSC/Q7303, conforming to NSQF Level-4) through National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) as PIA. Training is imparted in accordance with National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) with strict monitoring guidelines enforced by NSDC.
The assessments of the trainees both theory and practical were conducted by assessment agencies namely India Skills Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, Growwell Fincon Services Pvt Ltd., Hyderabad & Virtual Education Trust (AB), New Delhi assigned by Textile Sector Skill Council (TSC). Now RPL shows them a path to bridge their current knowledge and skill levels to reach a competency level. Altogether 298 candidates were successfully cleared the assessment and certified for RPL certificates. They are also covered Personal Accident Insurance Scheme provided by The New India Assurance Company under Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) for three years.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) is a flagship scheme of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) implemented through National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). It is India’s largest skill certification scheme and the objective is to enable and mobilize a large number of Indian youth to take up outcome based skill training and become employable and earn their livelihood. It is the first step towards making India the skill capital of the world. It was launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 15th July 2015.Under PMKVY, special focus is given to RPL by recognizing prior competencies of the assessed candidates and provides a certificate and monetary reward on successful completion of assessments. RPL is an important step towards getting formal acceptance and respect for informally acquired knowledge and skills.
Today the 22nd February, 2019 Chanu Creations organizes RPL certificate distribution ceremony at North Garo Hills Rabha Jatio Sewa Sangha Hall in Mendipathar, North Garo Hills District. The event was attended by Shri Jilendra Rabha Gaon Bura Mendipathar, Smt. Chirom Indira a National Awardee, Nari Shakti Puraskar Awardee, Women Transforming India Awardee, DMA All India Women Entrepreneurs Awardee, Vasundhara Hall of Fame Awardee and Proprietor/CEO Chanu Creations, Shri Kshudiram Rabha, Head Master Mendipathar L.P. School, Smt. Kalpona Rabha, President Mendipathar Handloom Cluster, Smt. Bamuni Khanda Rabha Social Worker and Shri W. Joyshankar Luwang Project Manager Chanu Creations were grace the function as Chief Guest, President and Guest of Honours respectively. All the certified trainees are awarded RPL certificates at the event.
Handlooms fosters human bonding and brings positive changes. It brings people belonging to different religions, ethnicities and cultural together. The Northeast States has tremendous potential in promoting handloom sector as a trademark of the ethnicity because the region has been widely praised for their indigenous variety and interesting use of colour play and motifs. When world market is gradually moving more towards ethnicity and tradition with eco-friendly products perhaps this zone can give us a ready answer.