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Naga youth urged to look beyond local horizon
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR:
Published on 29 Apr. 2009 12:48 AM IST
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Minister for Higher &Technical Education, Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Tuesday said with more than 45,000 youth registered with employment exchange and with more than 3,500 graduates being added every year, it was tough for the government to provide jobs for everyone. “Under the prevailing condition, it is necessary for the job seekers in Nagaland to look beyond the local horizon and seek chances in the national and international market,” Dr. Shurhozelie said while addressing the valedictory function of Korean language training course at Urban Haat, Dimapur. Lamenting that unemployment had a direct link to other social problems; Dr. Shürhozelie said Government of Nagaland was trying to avail prospects to provide job opportunities for the youth of the state. For which, he mentioned that MoU has been signed between CONA International and Government of Nagaland for setting up Agro and Food Processing Unit and a Polytechnic Institute in Nagaland for training Naga youth with placement commitment in Korean companies. Dr. Shurhozelie expressed hope that with the signing of MoU it would solve the problem of unemployment to a great extend and also enable the people of the two places to maintain a better relationship and further pursuance to Korea for animation and entertainment would be an important exposure trip to learn more about dignity of labor and work culture. The chief guest later presented certificate to all the successful candidates The three-month long course started from January 19 with Boung Ho Lee as instructor of the course. Altogether 67 students registered for the training, out of which 37 students completed the course successfully and six students have been chosen to work in South Korea in animation and entertainment industry under NaK (Nagaland and Korea) and on successful completion would get a placement at Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Boung Ho Lee presented a brief report on how students were imparted training to learn about Korean culture, geography, economic structure, food, way of living and even learning through Korean movies, grammar and conversation to improve their ability to express. Director of CONA (Corea Nagaland) International Shi Hwan Kim who is also a missionary, gave an overview of the entire training and said “Naga youth have risen”. Informing that an overseas campus would soon be opened at Dimapur, he stated that it would help the students with job oriented programmes. Later the students in their respective traditional dresses presented a special number in Korean language. Later Director Shi Hwan presented a laptop to Akenito Chishi for topping the course, 6 Mp3 players, and mirrors for the girls and ball point for the boys who completed the course. Earlier the invocation was delivered by L.T Yeptomi, Lecturer, Dimapur Government College while Teisovinuo and Hotozhe Chishi gave speeches on behalf of the students. The vote of thanks was proposed by Megono Leigese, Joint Director, HE. Commissioner& secretary, Tourism K. Sema, and director HE, A. M. Toshi attended the programme Dr. Jamedi was the Coordinator for the training course. The CONA International Ltd. is unit under AK Production Limited and in Nagaland the unit is known as NAK (Nagaland and Korea) The Company is also further planning to send some youth from Nagaland to Dubai for manual works in various Korean Construction companies. The state government has already invested about Rs.17 crores into the venture. It is worthy to note that South Korea has the fourth largest economy in Asia and 13th largest globally.

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