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Army starts skill development course for Kishtwar youths

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The has launched a skill development programme for the youths of mountainous district of to help them become self-employed and and economically independent, an said Thursday.

The took the initiative for the youths of remote villages of the district in collaboration with and started a plumbing course Tuesday at "Youth Employment Guidance Node" at Kishtwar, he said.

The 3-month-long course, which started for a batch of 30 youths would end on January 9, 2019, he said, adding the youths would be awarded certificates from the institute after completion of the course.

Launched in collaboration with NSDC, the course is designed to equip youths with adequate knowledge, technical skills and attitude necessary for plumbing, he said adding the youth would be imparted training by professionally competent instructors of the and those affiliated to NSDC.

During the inaugural session, the youth expressed their gratitude towards the Army for the noble initiative and providing them an opportunity to acquire skills for employment which can further be developed into a profession and a means of decent livelihood.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 15:30 IST