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Capacity building programme on community learning begins
 JALUKBARI, Jan 3 - A week-long capacity building programme on integration of community learning programme (CLP) in skill development leading to sustainability, began today at the SVD House, Borjhar.

The programme is being organised by the Dr Anamika Ray Memorial Trust (ARMT) in collaboration with the Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA), New Delhi.

Dr Chandrabhanu Pattanayak, Director, Institute of Knowledge Studies and former adviser to the Ministry of Skill Development, Government of India in his speech said, “It is really important for us to understand that skill development and livelihood building are inter-related; hence this workshop is designed to skill the community radio to bring in all-round change in society.”

Sanjogita Mishra said the programme would try to ensure the sustainability of the community radio stations and build a stronger social base of the radio stations.

Other dignitaries appreciated the efforts of the programme and stated the importance of employment generation among all the communities through profusion of the community radio stations.

The aim of the programme is to highlight the skill development concept and national agenda, concept mapping, message matrix, baseline survey, identify community skills and simplify the concepts of industry sectors and skill trainers while integrating the CLP with skill development.

Altogether 20 representatives from eight community radio stations from eastern India are participating in the programme and will exchange their views and make queries on communication of skill development and sustainability. The participants are Radio Luit, Radio Brahmaputra, Jnan Taranga from Assam, Radio Snehi from Bihar, Radio Bulbul from Odisha, Radio Jadavpur University and Salesian Radio of West Bengal and Radio Integrated Community from Manipur.

Besides Dr Pattanayak, the inaugural session of the capacity building programme was also attended by RB Mahanta, vice chairman ARMT; Sanjogita Mishra, programme officer, CEMCA, New Delhi; Dr Ankuran Dutta, managing trustee, ARMT; Dr Paul Pudussery, Head Department of Education, Assam Don Bosco University and Devi Leena Bose, Community Media Expert, New Delhi.

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