The students of North Eastern states can expect a huge push in their education with the Union government planning for sponsoring them for professional training abroad. Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region, while addressing a seminar on ‘Empowering Northeast India’ has said that a selected number of eight students will be sent for training in Fashion Technology and Hospitality/Protocol courses, to some of the best institutions outside India.
The minister has expressed his concern at the mass migration of students from Northeast to other cities of the country search of quality education and better job. He said if there will be a provision for a streamlined sponsored training outside, the youth can gain both quality education and job and can also go back and serve their native place.
According to Dr. Singh, his ministry had recently finalized an arrangement for cost free training of young doctors from Northeast to some of the most reputed medical schools outside. The first group of selected physicians and surgeons will start a 6 month training course in Onco-Surgery and Onco-Medicine in Adyar Cancer Institute, Chennai from January 1, 2016, he said. At the same time, the ministry is also proposing for acceptance of Medical Council of India for exclusive seats in DM and Mch in Onco-Medicine and Onco-Surgery respectively at Adyar Cancer Institute. This is by considering high prevalence of cancer in the region.
On the occasion, the minister had appealed to entrepreneurs, business leaders and representatives of consultancy agencies attending the conference to come forward to enter in an arrangement with the DoNER Ministry and thus contribute both professionally and financially to support the efforts to benefit the youth of the region. He said he was persuading the leaders of food industry to invest in Northeast which would not only enable production of original products with market across the borders but would also generate huge employment avenues for the youth