Imphal May 31,
Moreh, commonly known as the commercial capital of Manipur is located strategically on Indo Myanmar Border and plays a pivotal role in India’s Act East Policy. Despite this, the town lacks organised industry and job opportunities making the local youth vulnerable to anti-social activities.
In order to address this sensitive issue of large scale unemployment in a gradual manner, Moreh Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR(South) chalked out a detailed plan to provide Skill Development to the youth of Moreh. The Battalion liaised with the National Skill Development Council (NSDC), a flagship programme by Government of India, Ministry of Finance under Public Private Partnership with primary mandate of catalysing the skill landscape of the country.
The Battalion invited trainers from five different fields, ie Humanism Foundation, JCRE Skill Solutions, KB Philanthropy, Skill Pro Private Ltd and NESFEED Foundation. A mega Skill Development Drive was conducted in the month of April and was attended by 370 young boys and girls of Moreh town and adjoining areas. The trainers interacted with the attendees and explained the job roles and also future prospects. A number of job roles were offered to the attendees which include tourism and hospitality, housekeeping, textile weaving and dying, tailoring and hand embroidery, Field Tech, computer training etc. The Battalion further facilitated registration of candidates.
With continuous efforts of Assam Rifles, a Multi Skill Development Centre has been established at Moreh. It was inaugurated by the first enrolled girl of Moreh. The event was attended by various dignitaries to include ADC Member, SDO Moreh, SDPO Moreh and various community heads who expressed their heartfelt gratitude for the noble initiative.
This initiative by Assam Rifles will go a long way in ensuring peace and development in Moreh Town. The skill Development will enable the youth to be gainfully employed and refrain them from illegal trade and activities which is rampant in the town. Creating a pool of skilled manpower will facilitate employment at home and prevent human resources getting drained to other parts of the country. The project is expected to set a stage for similar projects in the entire North East Region which will pave way for normalcy.