Meghalaya CM inaugurates first rural PRIME Hub in East Garo Hills district

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma, on Monday, inaugurated the first rural PRIME Hub at Songsak in East Garo Hills
Meghalaya CM inaugurates first rural PRIME Hub in East Garo Hills district
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SHILLONG:

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma, on Monday, inaugurated the first rural PRIME Hub at Songsak in East Garo Hills in the presence of the Advisor to the Chief Minister, Thomas A Sangma, Government Chief Whip Marcuise Marak and others.

The PRIME Hub at Fables Spark Hills is a skill-based training organisation managed by Bakdil - a missionary social organisation.

“In the next few years, we will launch 50 PRIME Hubs across the state that would cater to the needs of skill-based education,” the Chief Minister said.

He also lauded the efforts of Bakdil for empowering self-help group (SHGs) and creating livelihood opportunities in over 2,500 villages of Garo Hills.

“A collaborative approach with social organisations and the government will go a long way in enhancing the livelihood and income-generating activities for the people,” Sangma said.

“It is a challenge for the government to create educational facilities and skilling institutes linked to job opportunities. However, we have prioritised this sector and PRIME Hub is one such initiative to enable our youth to access to different income-generating opportunities,” Sangma said.

The Promotion and Incubation of Market-Driven Enterprise or PRIME aims to make entrepreneurship a preferred career choice for the youth of the state.

PRIME plans to achieve this through the creation of dynamic and collaborative ecosystems that would enable easy availability of credit, relevant technology, skilling, mentoring support and access to high leverage markets.

(Edited by Christopher Gatphon & Andre Kongri)

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