GUWAHATI, Feb 15: To acknowledge the contribution of the tea tribes in the State, APPL Foundation is organising the fourth edition of Sirish™ Festival on February 17 and 18 at Misa High School field in Nagaon district, stated a press release. The programme is also co-sponsored by State government, Amalgamated Plantations (P) Limited, ABITA, SBI, NRL, Yes Bank, etc.
The first three Sirish™ Festivals were held at Hathikhuli Tea Estate (2015), Powai Tea Estate in Margherita (2016) and Naharkatiya town field (2017), respectively.
Speakers at the news conference on Wednesday. Picture by UB Photos
Guwahati: Two icons of Assam's tea tribe community - Sushil Kumar and Dulal Manki - will be honoured at Sirish Festival, being organised by APPL Foundation, at Misa, near Nagaon, on Saturday and Sunday.
Addressing a news conference, organisers of the event said the awards, comprising a citation and Rs 1 lakh in cash, will be given to Kumar for literature and Manki for culture.
"A press release was held on 14th February 2018 at Press Club of Guwahati. Journalists from various media agencies attended the meet. Mr. Dhiraj Kakati (Managing Trustee, APPL Foundation), Mr. Pratul Bora (Senior Manager, Agribusiness, Amalgamated Plantations) along with Mr. Manas Robin and Mr. Subil Barg attended the meet.
We are conducting Industrial Sewing Machine Operator (Female) under DDU-GKY since November 2017. 1st two batches completed in the last month and going to start the 2nd two batches in January 2018. It is purely free training with hostel accommodation in a safe campus.
The DDU GKY provides 100% placement to students. The programme has not only boosted confidence of women, but the placed candidates have remitted money back home which has in turn helped in creating an investible capital for households.
The ASDM classroom training has started formally on 2nd January with 30 trainees on Assistant Electrician trade. Preparation for 2nd batch is going on which will start soon.
It is worth reminding that APPITI was approved by ASDM in Assistant Electrician (2 batches comprising of 30 students each), Automotive Service Technician Level III (1 batch comprising 30 students) and Taxi Driver (1 batch comprising 30)
The Basic Computer Training Program of APPL Estate staffs has successfully completed on 16th December. A total number of 117 staffs from 25 Estates and 3 PPC of Assam and Dooars participated the program.
On the closing day distributed Certificates to all the Participants.
The inauguration of Assam Skill Development Mission (ASDM) at APPITI-Rowta has been done on 28th December 2017. Mr. Shyam Sundi, EM-BTC inaugurated the program. Mr. Rakheswar Brahma, Ex-MLA, Majbat LAC, Ms. Budhimaya Devi, Chairman-VCDC-Rowta, Mr. Dipu Borah, OC-Rowta PS, All Head Masters of Local High School & HS Schools, Senior Citizens, Members of town Committee, Members from NGOs and Staff & Students of APPITI-Rowta were present on the function.
DDU –GKY affiliated Sewing Machine Operator (SMO) workshop and office along with a girls hostel was inaugurated
A very proud moment for APPITI, Rowta as the DDU –GKY affiliated Sewing Machine Operator (SMO) workshop and office along with a girls hostel was inaugurated. This will open opportunity for many girls the scope to safely reside at the centre and avail the training facility. Many new lives will be changed through SMO training.
The Adult Literacy Programme has been started at Nahorani and Hattigor under which 80 women are receiving basic language and numeracy skills. Moreover they are also being taught the basics of computer functioning.