On the 24th of november, 2017, meghalaya saw the launch of a program named supporting human capital development in meghalaya. the event was held at the smelc building at tura under the adb assisted project. the meghalaya state skill development society organized the event by cm mukul sangma stated that programs such as these were important to empower the citizens and hone their skills, especially with regards to the young and the women.
It was his aim to create a talent pool of professionals who would be able to generate ways of sustainable opportunities and income, something that was exceedingly required in modern times. dr. sangma spoke at length about it was time to create additional ways of income in the state itself so that talented youngsters do not have to relocate elsewhere for the opportunities. moreover, since meghalaya was a matrilineal society, such migration hampers the balance of the society and with adequate training, the youth would be able to boost their skills as well as their confidence, encouraging more and more youngsters to become self employed.
He encouraged the residents to tap into these opportunities and to make the most of what the government had to offer for them. this would enable them to become more independent and productive, giving their children a much better future than what they could have ever hoped for. ms rao also stated that how the programme would offer skilled training to at least 45,000 rural and urban youth and that would include drop- outs as well, which would give them a new chance at life. 7000 youngsters alone would be trained at the first phase and several trades like beauty, wellness, hospitality, health, tourism and information technology, along with integrated farming would be where they would be introduced.
V harsha, of asian development bank said that the mission of the programme was to highlight native skills and it would be of their own choosing, and based on their talents. allowing youngsters to choose from areas of their won liking would make them more passionate about what they are doing and support would be provided for their future ventures as well, making them self- dependent. dr. mukul sangma also lighted the ceremonial lamp and a lot of other important personnel were present at the event who lauded all the various points brought up on the occasion.