Joykumar underlines role of microenterprises
IMPHAL, 26th Sep: Graduation ceremony of the two-year long ‘Extreme Poverty to Sustainable Livelihood through Graduation Model (GM)’ programme conducted under the aegis of World Vision India was held at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound here on Thursday during which certificates were distributed to 294 beneficiaries. Speaking at the occasion as chief guest, deputy chief minister Y Joykumar hailed the training programme which was organised with the objective of identifying families devoid of source of income and facilitating their skills by providing training and required materials so that they could sustain livelihood and look after their needs. He stated that the present government has been taking up various measures to uplift poor families by providing them with suitable work to ensure their source of income and in taking up a work solely for them, the role of technology is imperative.
He underscored the key role of productive microenterprises in boosting economy of a country, explaining that microenterprise also known as microbusiness refers to a small business that employs a small number of people, which starts with a small amount of capital advanced from a bank or other organisation.
The ceremony was also attended by World Vision India, Imphal West programme manager Dr Shalemi Tarao as president while MLA and State Planning Board deputy chairman S Rajen and World Vision India, Guwahati PMO associate director Samuel Therieh were guests of honour.