3,545 candidates received training under DDU-JYK

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Imphal: Rural development and Panchayati Raj minister Thongam Biswajit Singh on Saturday said under the ​Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-JYK), 3,545 candidates have received training in various trades out of the sanctioned target of 10,518 by end of 2023 and 2042 have been placed in various organizations till date.

Biswajit was speaking at the closing function of a 2-day Job Fair 2021 on the occasion of “Bharat Ki Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” at the Lawn Area, Hotel Imphal By The Classic. The fair was organised by the State Skills Mission Manipur State Rural Livelihoods Mission (MSRLM). Similar job fairs should be organized in all districts for at least two days so that trained youths from other districts who cannot attend the fair in Imphal can also get the benefit, he said.

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DDU-GKY is a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission, he said, adding that the fair is being organised under the scheme. Manipur is also one of the leading states in the implementation of the scheme, he said. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, there were some delays in organizing and conducting similar activities as the job-fair. But, now it has been resumed, he added.

He appreciated the attending companies, candidates, especially the girl candidates who have come out seeking jobs, and said the presence of girls in large numbers in the fair is in fact a sign of women empowerment.

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Biswajit encouraged the young girls to become entrepreneurs, stating that there are several schemes like Start-Up which encourage entrepreneurs. He said the Prime Minister has also introduced several schemes for the welfare of women including the Jan Dhan Yojana, UJJAWALA Scheme, etc.

Biswajit also inspected the stalls at the fair and interacted with the staff. Altogether 18 companies took part in the fair.

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