SHILLONG, Jun 9: Chief Minister, Conrad Kongkal Sangma on Saturday asked the youth to be “job makers” and not “job seekers” even as he asked them to take calculated risks.
“There are no shortcuts, we have to take calculated risks in life and believe me things will change. We might fail initially and we might continue to fail, but we must not get discouraged by those and instead learn from it, improve upon the failures, prepare a strategy and one day you will become successful”, Conrad said.
The Chief Minister was speaking as the chief guest at the convocation of the Computer and Language Trainees’ which was held at Ramakrishna Mission, Vivekananda Cultural Centre.
Congratulating the students who have successfully completed their courses, the he said that the kind of energy and enthusiasm the youth has need to be tapped and channelised in a right direction.
Conrad stated that if the policy makers can channelise those and use it in a constructive manner, it will create a whole lot of scope and opportunities for the state and the nation to grow as well.
The Chief Minister said that the move will change the whole perspective and the economic scenario of the State.
Conrad also informed the gathering that Meghalaya Government has tied up with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to collaborate with Universities and Institutes to start Japanese language course and skill oriented training for the youth of the State, which can generate international employment opportunities.
During the programme, the Chief Minister also handed over certificates of completion and mementos to the students who have completed their courses and also handed over Desktops and Laptop Computers to the eligible candidates who have completed a minimum of five courses and one course at the expert level in the institute.
The students who were awarded with computers will start a noble initiative of teaching computers to the locals at their respective localities and villages.