GUWAHATI, Dec 6 - Indian Army and OIL India Ltd have join hands with Pragati Edutech to provide free-of-cost skill development training to the youths of lower Assam.
“This is current in the context of Army’s initiative to provide a job opportunity to the local youth and make them self-reliant and also preventing them to get drifted away from main stream,” a Defence spokesman Lt Col P Khongsai said.
Under the ‘SOIL’ (Self Observed and Initiated Little) initiative to educate, empower and employ the youth undertaken by Red Horns Division, a total of 260 students including 115 girls were exposed to the opportunity of skill development in tourism and hotel management, one of the most sought after job role today at Tamulpur, Baksa district.
OIL under the IT project ‘Swabalamban’ mobilised almost more than 100 youths seeking employment for training. The youth were also introduced to the RAVI (Recruitment Awareness Vehicle of Indian Army), an unique mobile based recruitment guidance platform initiated by the unit itself.