Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter


×

New Delhi: Beginning next year, students from the northeast region would be sponsored for professional training in some of the best institutions abroad, particularly in fashion technology and hospitality and protocol, Development of the North Eastern Region (DoNER) Minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday.

Addressing a seminar on “Empowering Northeast India” organised by the Northeastern Development Foundation here, the minister for the DoNER said that, to begin with, eight youths from the region would be sent for training in fashion technology, hospitality and protocol courses.


He said his main concern was the mass exodus of youths from the eight states of the northeast who initially leave the region in search of quality high education and later take jobs and settle in other parts of the country.

If we have a provision for a streamlined sponsored training outside, the youth will not only gain access to quality high education but would also have the option to go back to their native place and serve.

In the same vein, Singh said he recently also finalised an arrangement for the cost-free training of young doctors from the northeast in some of the best medical institutes outside.

To begin with, the first group of selected physicians and surgeons would start a six-month training course in onco-surgery and onco-medicine at Adyar Cancer Institute in Chennai from January 1, 2016.

At the same time, considering the high prevalence of cancer in the region, he was also proposing for acceptance of Medical Council of India, exclusive seats in Doctor of Medicine (DM) and Magister Chirurgiae (Mch) in onco-medicine and onco-surgery respectively at Adyar Cancer Institute.

Singh also disclosed that he was persuading leaders of the food industry to invest in the northeast which would not only enable the production of original products with markets across the borders but would also generate huge employment avenues for the youth.

The minister said that with a view to carrying forward India’s “Bamboo Mission”, an international conference was being planned in the first half of next year, which was expected to give a boost to the bamboo industry and bamboo-related vocational opportunities in the northeast.

Singh appealed to entrepreneurs, business leaders and representatives of consultancy agencies attending the conference to come forward to enter in an arrangement with the DoNER ministry and thus contribute both professionally and financially to support the efforts to benefit the youth of the region. (IANS)

(Picture Courtesy: thestatesman)


Popular

IANS

The aim of the book is to teach children that families can exist in different forms, and show them how to accept the diversity in family backgrounds.

By Siddhi Jain

Delhi-based author Pritisha Borthakur is set to release her new book, 'Puhor and Niyor's Mural of Family Stories'. The 1,404-word children's book was put together to address a new kind of societal debacle in the family system. The author says the aim is to teach children that families can exist in different forms, and show them how to accept the diversity in family backgrounds.

The author who named the book after her twin sons -- Puhor and Niyor -- is a parent who has seen and heard the tales of ridicule and discrimination suffered by many in India and beyond. She says the book is an artistic illustration for kids that details how different families can live and coexist. Whether it's children with two dads or two moms, children with a single dad or single mom, and even multiracial family units, Borthakur's book teaches love, understanding, and compassion towards unconventional families.

Beyond race, gender, color, and ethnicity which have formed the bases for discrimination since the beginning of time, this book aims to bring to light a largely ignored issue. For so long, single parents have been treated like a taboo without any attempt to understand their situations; no one really cares how or why one's marriage ended but just wants to treat single parents as villains simply for choosing happiness and loving their children.

Homosexual parents, a relatively new family system, is another form that has suffered hate and discrimination for many years. Pritisha emphasizes the need to understand that diversity in people and family is what makes the world beautiful and colourful. 'Puhor and Niyor's Mural of Family Stories' is a firm but compassionate statement against all forms of discrimination on the bases of sexual identity, gender, race, and even differences in background

four children standing on dirt during daytime 'Puhor and Niyor's Mural of Family Stories' is a firm but compassionate statement against all forms of discrimination on the bases of sexual identity, gender, race and even differences in background. | Photo by Ben Wicks on Unsplash


Keep Reading Show less
Photo by Lina Trochez on Unsplash

Clean and maintained hands boost confidence in daily life activities.

If you feel that clean and well-groomed hands are just an essential prerequisite for women, you might like to think twice. Men should equally pay attention to their hands because our hand houses 1,500 bacteria living on each square centimeter of its skin. You can easily assume what havoc it can create in our body because in India we have the culture of eating with our hands and spaces beneath nails can become breeding heaven for germs. Moreover, clean and maintained hands boost confidence in their daily life activities. Therefore, it's important to keep your hands clean irrespective of your gender by washing or sanitizing at regular intervals. And, to keep them groomed, you don't have to visit a salon.

Rajesh U Pandya, Managing Director, KAI India, gives easy and completely doable tips to follow at home:

* Refrain from harsh soaps: You should be mindful of the soap you are using to wash your hands. Your soap can have a moisturizing element in it like aloe vera or shea butter. Ensure that you're washing your hands with normal water as hot water can make your hand's skin dry and scaly.

Soap bars organic You should be mindful of the soap you are using to wash your hands. | Photo by Aurélia Dubois on Unsplash

Keep Reading Show less
Photo by Dmitry Demidko on Unsplash

Bitcoin has become an essential crypto asset in modern portfolios and investment funds.

Bitcoin has become an essential crypto asset in modern portfolios and investment funds. The confidence generated in this cryptocurrency will depend a lot on the diversification that companies make in their balance sheets in Bitcoin and the increase of institutional investors that allocate a percentage of their funds in this crypto. American fund manager Cathie Wood makes some interesting predictions, both in the rise that the Bitcoin price will experience in the next 5 years, suggesting these institutional investors allocate 5% of their funds; this will help leverage the Bitcoin market.

Bitcoin will grow by a tenfold

Keep reading... Show less