NAMSAI, Jun 27: The Skill Development Programme (SDP) on “Sewing Machine Operator” for rural unemployed women concluded successfully in Chongkham, in Namsai district, on June 27. Sponsored by the NABARD Arunachal Pradesh regional office and implemented by the Bethel Life Care Charitable Trust (BLCCT) in collaboration with the ArSRLM, the programme aimed to equip participants with skills for income-generation.

Over 30 unemployed rural women from Chongkham participated in the 47-day training, which adhered to the National Standard Quality Framework (NSQF) aligned curriculum of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The programme was designed to make trainees proficient sewing machine operators and to provide them with opportunities for income generation.

During the event, founder and CEO of BLCCT Chandan Prasad congratulated the trainees and praised NABARD and ArSRLM for their joint efforts in implementing this demanding programme in Alubari at Chongkham.

NABARD DDM Kamal Roy highlighted NABARD's developmental interventions in the district and expressed confidence that the acquired skills would enable the women to establish their own businesses or secure employment within the garment industry. He emphasized the importance of credit linkage with banks for entrepreneurship and other social security schemes.

SBI Chongkham branch manager Sumitra Singha encouraged the trainees to approach their new roles with passion and dedication, assuring them of his full cooperation in credit linkages.

Block coordinator Rithi Mega from ArSRLM also congratulated the trainees and highlighted NABARD's significant interventions in the Chongkham area, assuring full cooperation in fostering entrepreneurship development for the trained participants.

Alubari gaon bura Arjun Limbu extended gratitude to all stakeholders for their instrumental roles in successfully implementing the training program, promoting economic empowerment and self-sufficiency in the community.

The event concluded with a showcase of garments created by the trainees, highlighting their newly acquired skills. BLCCT recognized the top five designs with awards, and certificates were presented to all the trainees, marking their dedication and successful completion of the programme.