A month long orientation programme for 137 manual laborers recruited by CONA (Korea Naga) started off on Tuesday at Nagaland Armed Police Training Centre (NAPTC), Chumukedima, with Commandant, NAPTC, Bendang Lemtur IPS launching the course. The training conducted in coordination with state government will focus on basics of Korean and English language, personal hygiene, etiquettes, in-flight behaviors and introduction about Abu Dhabi where they would be employed.
Terming the training as ‘path breaking’, Commandant, NAPTC, Bendang Lemtur IPS, said training was being carried out as per directive of state government and emphasized on discipline.
He further cautioned that those caught in the wrong foot would be deported, adding “You are going out as Nagas and not as individuals”.
Later, talking to this reporter along the sideline of the programme, Lemtur informed that Dy. Commandants Khekali Y Sumi, Narola Sophie, Asenla, Joy Fithu and Dr Amenla would be the resource persons from Nagaland police who would cover topics ranging from personal hygiene, in-flight etiquettes, English and other daily activities. He also added that basic drill and Physical Training (PT) would also be part of the training.
Reading out speech of CEO, CONA International, Chris Min who is the manager of company gave a brief introduction about the company. Informing that company was involved in mission works, agro-processing, energy, tourism and man power, Min expressed hope that employment would certainly address unemployment problem to a certain extent.
Earlier, interacting with this reporter, Chris Min, stated that their mission was solely devised towards upliftment of the Naga society and solving the unemployment scenario. He averred that company had been acting as the bridge connecting Korea and Nagaland.
On asking why Nagaland was chosen over other states in India, Min replied that Nagaland being a Christian dominated state was found to be the appropriate place to carry out their mission work.
Deputy Director, Employment and Craftsmen Training, Y. Vandanshan Lotha also informed this reporter that sole aim for providing the orientation training to selected Naga youth was to mentally and physically prepare them.
He also said that selected youth would earn a monthly salary of $ 200 (Rs 9000 approx.) working as manual laborers and that the government had already sanctioned Rs 1.5 crores to pay for food and lodging at Abu Dhabi for the trainees.