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Umang Narula inaugurates IT-based 6 day training of artisans of Ladakh

Last Updated on April 6, 2021 at 3:55 pm

Advisor Ladakh, Umang Narula inaugurated a 6 days training of artisans under IT-enabled incubation centre project for the Handloom and Handicraft artisans. This was the first in the series of training, targeting coverage of all artisans & craftsman of Ladakh over a period of three years. 

The 6 days training module will include awareness in computer concepts, e-commerce portal and e-marketing, internet fundamentals, entrepreneurship & soft skills, packaging & parcelling and digital photography.

Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Saugat Biswas; Director, Industries & Commerce, Moses Kunzang, Deputy Director NIELET, Leh Phuntsog Tolden and other officials were present during the function. 

The project of IT-enabled incubation centre project for the Handloom and Handicraft is sponsored by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt of India. The project is being executed by NIELET, Leh under the mentorship of IT Department Ladakh. 

Advisor congratulated the Information Technology Department, Industries and Commerce Department of Ladakh and Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology for conceiving and implementing this program to address the existing skill gaps. He said that this will increase their knowledge about the modern value chain in handicraft work. He further said that now we are part of a global value chain and can send our product anywhere across the world with the utilisation of the right technology. 

He also stressed on giving e-commerce training to the artisans and entrepreneurs. He added that continuity has to be maintained. He also stressed on giving logistic training because that’s an important part of marketing as Ladakh has connectivity constraints.

He further said that marketing is a very useful tool for artisans and entrepreneurs and should focus on that as well. He said that these artisans and entrepreneurs can set an example for others. He extends his best wishes to the participants for a successful program. He also asked the planners to continuously take feedback from the participants and improve and fine-tune their programme. 

Earlier, Deputy Director Phuntsok Tolden briefed about the activities and achievements of the NIELET Department.

In the end, Director, Industries & Commerce, Moses, Kunzang gave the vote of thanks.