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Dibrugarh tea estate girl interacts with Smriti Irani 

ByRajib Dutta

Oct 11, 2022 #Assam, #Dibrugarh

On the occasion of the International Day of the Girl Child, a national conference was organised at the Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in collaboration with UNICEF India on October 11 where Urmila Tanti, a girl from Bokel Tea Estate of Dibrugarh district participated. 

UNICEF has selected adolescents from various parts of the country to interact with Smriti Irani, Minister of Women and Child Development on imparting of skill on Non- Traditional Livelihood for Girls. Urmila represented the girls from Assam who has got skill development training.

Urmila Tanti is  associated with the Adolescent Girls’ Club of Bokel Tea Estate which was formed under ABITA-UNICEF project. She attended the weekly sessions of the club every week and in one of the sessions she came to know about the skill development projects which inspired her. She understood the importance of livelihood skills and then she enrolled in a vocational course at the Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) under Bokel ITI where she did a 3 month diploma course in Electrical and Computer as well as in Spoken English. After completing the course Urmila got an opportunity to engage herself in a LED manufacturing company in Delhi. After working for 6 months she came back to her home town.

Urmila shared her speech in the conference where she told that she is interested to use her skills in Assam. She mentioned that the skill training development centers are there in Assam but employment opportunities are less comparing to the other states of India. She expressed hope that the young generation will be benefited if the job opportunities are generated locally. She motivated the younger generation to do something exceptional in their lives. She also expressed her intention to continue her education.

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