Namchi , June 17, 2013
The Chief Minister, Pawan Chamling yesterday attended the valedictory function of the five-day workshop and training on Namchi Designer Candle Making (NDCM), a CSR Initiative of the NEDFi, here in Community Hall Namchi.
“I have come here to motivate and inspire the people towards adopting new skill based professions” said the Chief Minister and called for the people to adjust with the changing time in order to keep in tune with the social scenario and the demand of the time.
Talking about the recent scheme of the government to provide financial
support in the form of loan to the locals depending upon their educational qualifications, he reminded the candle making team that the loan amounting to Rupees 1 lacs is meant for the skilled laborers and artists as an effort to help them develop their skill and profession further.
Mentioning the rapid growth in the tourism sector in the state at present, Chamling advised the team to include this candle making project further as a part of tourism industry which he said would fetch them good returns as he said that this project has good future with the rapid parallel growth in the tourism sector.
The Chief Minister also asked the team to create their products in such manner that it can represent Sikkim state. Citing the success story of hard work and innovation, he highlighted the ‘Lizzat Papad’ of Gujarat and said that the candle making group could also expand their market not only locally but globally as well. Appreciating the initiative of NEDFi and the participation of the local people, he urged trainees to continue with this good task.
In his welcome address Branch Manager NEDFi Namchi Branch, Abhishek Lama briefly highlighted on the Designer Candle Making under
the initiative of NEDFi. The welcome address also included pictorial tour of the training and the success of the Namchi Designer Candle Making which was presented to the guests.
The Mentor cum Trainer for the Designer Candles, Puberun Sharma from Guwahati also spoke on the occasion. While Group Leader of Namchi DCM Smita Rai, placed the activity report to the audience along with the positive aspects and success story of the venture.
Selena Rai, member of NDCM also shared her experience wherein she mentioned that the venture has helped the women of this group in being self reliant and independent at the same time enhancing their skill.
The Chairman and MD NEDFi Guwahati, BP Muktieh expressed his happiness over the success and growth of NDCM and appreciated the creativity and the zeal of the participants of Namchi.
Furthermore he thanked the Chief Minister for his positive intervention in the establishment of NEDFi in Namchi which resulted in the success of NDC as well.
The area MLA Namchi Singhithang Mr Binod Rai gave a brief address in which he informed about the other good and similar artistic measures supported by the State Government and urged the gathering to involve themselves in similar projects.
During the course of the program, a booklet on Namchi Designer Candle was also released through hands of the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister also presented the certificate of participation to
120 participants of NDC along with distribution of moulds (tools) to
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