Itanagar, March 25: A joint Valedictory Session for trainees completed with GSDP on Bamboo Crafts 400 Hrs and GSDP on Medicinal Plants for 140 Hrs was held at Itanagar in the premises of Arunachal Bamboo center, under banner of Arunachal Vikas even Shiksha Sansthan on 25th March from 1100 Hrs.
The Programme is supported under GSDP Programmes by the ENVIS Secretariat Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF & CC), Govt. of India through ENVIS Hub, Deptt of Environment Forests & Climate Change, GoAP.
The Valedictory Programme was attended byi S.Rajesh, IFS Chief Conservator of Forest(Env & CC), Bimal Prasad Mishra, Dy. General Manager, NABARD as Guest of Honour and D. Dohu Robin, Director Environment and Climate Change Cum ENVIS Coordinator, DoEF Govt of Arunachal Pradesh G. Murtem, Sr. Scientist & Forest Geneticist, State Forest Research Institute and other officials. A total of 33 Nos. of trainees were imparted training under the two (2) Programmes.
The meeting started with a welcome address by Dr. G Murtem sr. Scientist & Head of Systematic botany Division under Director SFRI office, Itanagar.
In his opening remarks as special Invitee Dohu said that Green Skill Development is something generic to skill development in the Forestry and Environment Sector. This type of training Programme provides Sustainable Development and shall find wide applicability tomorrow due to many project activities requiring Environmental Impact Assessment which needs qualified and skilled persons with certification for evaluation & Identification of the Forests and Plant species and its importance. In any field there is a benchmark to start and this certification on GSDP can go a long way in shaping your future provided you keep improving your Skill and be updated on Social and day to day developments. He wished all trainees for their future endeavors.
B.P Mishra, Dy. General Manager of NABARD Regional office, Itanagar also advocated the immense potentiality of Green Skilling of persons. He said Arunachal Pradesh is the store house of various Medicinal Plants right from our doorsteps to Forest area which we do not know its Species and importance and such training can go a long way for future capacity building Programmes.
Sh. Rajesh S. IFS, CCF (Env & Climate Change) Chief Guest for the occasion in his keynote address stated that green skill development is integral to foster green economy and green business in the overall context of sustainable development. He also highlighted that green skill development is also one of the key strategies under the Pakke Tiger Reserve 2047 Declaration on Climate Resilient and Responsive Development adopted by Arunachal Pradesh.
He further encouraged the trainees to translate the skills acquired in starting up micro green business in their localities through community action based on Self Help Groups and such units can be tied up with SRLM and NABARD for promoting such sustainable & Conservation activities as means of likelihood to the masses.
The meeting ended with vote thanks from sh. U. V Singh, Technical Assistant of SFRI Office, Itanagar.