Kohima : The Entrepreneurs Associates (EA) in association with Nagaland State Rural Livelihood Mission (NSRLM) launched its first batch of training for potential entrepreneurs under Start-Up Village Entrepreneurship Program (SVEP) for four days.
The inaugural programme was held at LCS building, Kohima on April 5 in the presence of special guest Kevipodi Sophie, Project Director cum DMM DRDA, Kohima, Neichute Doulo CEO, Co-Ordinator Entrepreneurs Associates, Khovi Thapru, BDO cum BMM and Menuoneituo Chadi, COO (Livelihoods and Skills) NSRLM.
Kevipodi Sophie in his speech stated that development have to start from the rural areas and added that we make plans but do not put much action because we are lazy which hinders the development process so if we do not wake up now then tomorrow we will be slaves in our own land. Thus, start small and emphasize on humble beginning.
Neichute Doulo in his speech said that the programme is not just for the benefit of the trainees but for the village and Naga people as a whole and so he urged the trainees to be skilled labours and should not be ashamed to take up business. He also advised the gathering not to be reluctant in attending trainings as it is the base for starting any business.
Khovi Thapru in his welcome speech encouraged the entrepreneurs to feel free to ask questions as they will be setting up enterprise for their own livelihood and not for others.
The programme was chaired by Selabeituo Thenuo, Block Program Manager SVEP, NSRLM which was started with an invocation by Hovisale, President, BLF, Jakhama block. The program was attended by 54 trainees along with the staff of NSRLM and EA.
It maybe stated that Start-Up village Entrepreneurship Program (SVEP) is a programme under National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM), Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India which aims at promoting micro enterprises at village level through entrepreneurship. The BBST program is an initiative of EA partnering with the Tata Trusts, Mumbai.
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