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Important Events

First ever apparel production centre comes up in Meghalaya at Mahendraganj

Ampati, May 03: A Production Centre for Apparel Making at Mahendraganj, South West Garo Hills was inaugurated by local MLA & Chairperson, Meghalaya Resources & Employment Generation Council, Dikkanchi D. Shira in the presence of Deputy Commissioner, Cyril Diengdoh, Deputy Chairman, State Planning Board, A. Sarkar, former DGP of Assam, Mohan Raj, local leaders, officials of District Commerce & Industries Centre (DCIC) and the team of Voluntary Association for Social Upliftment (VASU) from Guwahati, on Wednesday afternoon.

The first-ever production centre in the region and the State as a whole, was set up by VASU in a two-storey building in Mahendraganj under the sponsorship of Department of Commerce & Industries, Government of Meghalaya. Presently, the centre is equipped with 25 machines and can employ at least 30 workers to produce high quality apparels and garments to meet the demands of present day generation.

Earlier, Smt. Dikkanchi D. Shira, along with the Deputy Commissioner, gave away certificates to the trainees who have passed out from the training in tailoring and apparel-making at a function held at Mahendraganj Multi-Facility Centre. The training was conducted by VASU under the Department of Commerce & Industries.

Under tailoring and apparel-making training project, altogether 200 trainees have been trained in four batches at Mahendraganj and Ampati with a training duration of 50 working days per batch. The successful trainees would be absorbed as workforce in the newly-inaugurated production centre at Mahendraganj and the raw materials and fabrics for apparel making would be provided by VASU.

In her address as the chief guest on the occasion, Smt. Dikkanchi D. Shira, expressed her deep sense of satisfaction and pride over the successful completion of the training as this is the first of its kind in the district. She congratulated the team of VASU as well as the trainees and expressed hope that they would make full use of the skill and expertise they have acquired during the training, adding that the trainees would become a ready workforce for number of production centres that would be coming up in the district soon.

South West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Cyril Diengdoh in his brief address as the guest of honour, said that the training has been given so that the young boys and girls of the region can meet their best potentials in garment making and would go on to create products of high quality.

President, VASU, Ms. Shabnam Mohan Raj, while highlighting about the training and the production centre, expressed her happiness over the enthusiasm and interest shown by the trainees. She also said that most of the trainees were already skilled in tailoring and all they had to do was give them guidance on the art of garment making and techniques of designing, among others.

Deputy Chairman, State Planning Board, A. Sarkar, General Manager, DCIC, Ampati, D.F.R.Marak, and Manager, DCIC, F.A.Sangma were among others who also spoke on the occasion.