SHILLONG, June 09: Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma is all for channeling the energy and enthusiasm of the youth in Meghalaya for the creation of scope and opportunities for the state.
Speaking the convocation ceremony of the Computer and Language Trainees at Ramakrishna Mission, Vivekananda Cultural Centre here on Saturday, Conrad said, “The energy and enthusiasm the youth has need to be tapped and channelized in a right direction and stated that if the policy makers can channelize those and use it in a constructive manner, it will create a whole lot of scope and opportunities for the State and the nation to grow as well.”
While urging upon the youth to start their own businesses and encouraging them to be job makers rather than job seekers, Conrad said that the move will change the whole perspective and the economic scenario of the State. “There are no shortcuts, we have to take calculated risks in life and believe me things will change. We might fail initially and we might continue to fail, but we must not get discouraged by those and instead learn from it, improve upon the failures, prepare a strategy and one day you will become successful,” he added.
Conrad also informed the gathering that Meghalaya Government has tied up with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to collaborate with Universities and Institutes to start Japanese language course and skill oriented training for the youth of the State, which can generate international employment opportunities.
During the programme, Conrad also handed over certificates of completion and mementos to the students who have completed their courses and also handed over Desktops and Laptop Computers to the eligible candidates who have completed a minimum of five courses and one course at the expert level in the institute.
The students who were awarded with computers will start a noble initiative of teaching computers to the locals at their respective localities and villages.
Principal, St. Mary’s College, Shillong, Dr. Sister Mary Harriet, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, Shillong, Swami Sarvabhutanandaji Maharaj, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, Sohra, Swami Anuraganandaji Maharaj and Asst. Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission, Shillong, Swami Vedasaranandaji Maharaj was also present at the function.