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KAWTCHHUAH 2022 – A start-up fair concluded

Aizawl, 26 March : Labour, Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister Pu Lalchhandama Ralte on 23rdMarch 2020 graced the closing function of “Kawtchhuah 2022, a start-up fair for Govt. I.T.I pass-outs’ at the campus of Government ITI at Aizawl. This is an initiative to provide financial assistance to the deserving ITI Pass-outs, organised by the Labour, Employment, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Department.


Minister of LESDE, Shri Lalchhandama Ralte congratulated the Department for providing a platform to nurture and hone the entrepreneurial skills of ITI pass-outs so that they could venture on their own with their acquired skills for livelihood. He encouraged the participants to sustain and grow in their respective skilled areas through the skills acquired at the Institute and the financial support provided to the winners through the initiative so that their families and the state can be proud of their achievements.

Pu Lalramsanga Sailo, Secretary, LESDE who also addressed the gathering, stated the positive and favourable conclusion of the programme is the shared vision and collective hard work of the Department. He also urged the participants to continue to work on broadening their mindset towards skill development and to strengthen the skill ecosystem in Mizoram. Pu K. Lalhmingliana, Director, LESDE ended the function with a vote of thanks.

Amongst 61 registered competitors, 21 were selected to receive a seed fund of Rs. 50,000 each on different ITI trades: Computer Operator & Programming Assistant (COPA), Wireman, Electronic Mechanic, Plumber, Baker & Confectioner, Cutting & Sewing, Welder and Carpenter. KAWTCHHUAH-2022, also provided mentoring session for all competitors, presented by the external Expert Panel comprising of Dr. James LT Thanga, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Mizoram University; Pu Mark Lalduhsaka, CEO, Angel Business Promoters of Mizoram and Pu David. R. Lalsawmtluanga, Proprietor, Liando Auto Works.

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