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Rio stresses on quality human resources
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, Jun 25 (NPN):
Published on 26 Jun. 2010 12:42 AM IST
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State Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio emphasized on producing high-qualtiy human resources by harnessing raw talents available in the state.
Inaugurating the Women Industrial Training Institute complex at Kushiabil, Neiphiu Rio called upon the instructors of the institute to produce quality human resources to compete in the market. It may be mentioned that WITI also became a centre of excellence on apparel sector through public-private partnership.
Addressing the gathering, the chief minister also pointed out that any institute or organization became a failure in the country when the government intervened and facilities got misused by the people in the process.
He also called upon the institute to be self sufficient and involve the trained women for further increasing the intake of candidates.
Emphasizing on the need to retain self identity, Rio called upon the women trainees in apparels to preserve the designs and motifs so that it can be produced in a mass scale when the order starts to flow in.
Rio also stressed on quality control asserting that Nagas were not consistent in their products.
Senior Director, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Indrani Kar in her speech said the north east region was very rich in human resources and called for utilizing traditional organizational models of village councils to utilize and crate clusters for skill development and act as a launching pad for small and medium enterprise.
Also speaking at the function, chairman of the Institute Management Committee (IMC) Dr Aotoshi speech informed that up gradation of WITI into a centre of excellence on apparel sector was a scheme of the central government partnering with industry bodies and associations to produce employable manpower.
The IMC which is an autonomous body is the supreme authority with regard to the functioning of the WITI, he added.
However the buildings, existing infrastructure, manpower and normal expenses are provided by the state government. With CII as the adopting body and Window media as the industry partner, the WITI provides various courses such as fundamental of garment technology and sewing, computerized patterning, quality control finishing and packing etc.
Dr Aotoshi also informed that with an intake capacity of 96 students only 33 was filled up till date in the institution.
He added that any women who have passed class 10 aged from 18 to 40 years can enroll with a course fee of Rs 100 per month. The institute also provides bus service and stipend of Rs 200 per month.
Earlier, parliamentary secretary Er T Saku Aier also spoke during the programme while the welcome speech was given by Commissioner and Secretary for Labour and Employment J Alam and vote of thanks by director, employment and craftsmen training N Panger Jamir.

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