Soft skills training for Horticulture field staff

Soft skills training for Horticulture field staff
Dr. R. Elithung and Lezo Putsure along with participants after the training program on soft skill development for field functionaries held on April 17. (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA, APR 17 (NPN) | Publish Date: 4/17/2019 11:53:44 AM IST

With an aim to educate department staff on soft skills to enable them to execute duties more efficiently and effectively, the directorate of Horticulture Nagaland Kohima, organized a one-day training program on soft skill development for field functionaries, in collaboration with YouthNet, at directorate of Horticulture Kohima on Wednesday. 

Horticulture director, Dr. R. Elithung Lotha, in his address, stressed on the need for soft skill training and better communication for field functionaries of the department to interact with different people they meet in the field. He advised field officers of the department to play the vital role of convincing farmers and build confidence in them to invest money. He challenged the participants to perform up to expectations of State’s people. 

Dr. Lotha reminded the gathering about the importance of the department, which deals, among other things, with food and nutrients, medicinal, vitamins for health, taste, colour and beauty. He said the department needs the involvement of NGOs and educated people so that it is more productive. 

YouthNet director, Lezo Putsure, in his introductory note, said good communication skills and proper dealing with people produces enormous positive results in any field. He reminded the participants about the importance of careful listening during interactions and developing the skill of communicating with others. Lezo also urged the participants to contribute something good for society that is worth remembering by future generations. 

The program was chaired by deputy director Mishento Ghap; a vote of thanks was proposed by assistant horticulture officer, Eluba. Epibeni Humtsoe from YouthNet was the resource person for the technical session. 

Around 50 young and old department officers from different districts of the state participated in the training program. 

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