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ARKANEER Hosts Week-Long Candle Making and Packaging Training for Rural Women

Skill Development Program Aims to Create Employment Opportunities in Tripura

A week-long skill development training program on "Candle Making and Packaging" is currently underway at the ARKANEER premises. The inaugural event took place on May 29, 2024, marking the beginning of this initiative supported by Christian Blind Mission (CBM) and jointly organized by the NB Institute for Rural Technology (NBIRT) and the Oisho Bina Society (OBS).

The program has drawn 15 participants, primarily rural women from various parts of Tripura, with the objective of creating employment opportunities and enhancing livelihood skills.

Special Guest Dr. Pranab Paul, Project Manager at OBS, attended the program and spoke about the society's current and future activities. He emphasized the significance of such skill development training programs in empowering rural communities. Alongside him, Er. P.L. Ghosh, Technical Advisor at NBIRT, and Mr. Mohitlal Acharjee, Senior Executive Member of NBIRT, highlighted the current skill development landscape in Tripura and underscored the need for providing such training to rural populations. They encouraged participants to fully utilize the opportunities presented by the program.

Ms. Debasmita Ganguly welcomed the guests and participants, detailing the objectives of NBIRT. Mr. Anup Dey, Project Officer at NBIRT, effectively anchored the entire event and offered a formal vote of thanks. The event was also attended by livelihood coordinators from OBS, master trainers, and NBIRT staff.

This initiative at ARKANEER underscores NBIRT's commitment to fostering skill development and creating sustainable employment opportunities for rural women, contributing to the socio-economic development of the region.

29 May 2024

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