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The valedictory function of two training programmes implemented by Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) on Jewellery making and Readymade garments was held on 8th October, 2105 at IIE, Guwahati. The two one month training sessions on Jewellery Making for Women Entrepreneurs of Raha, Nagaon district and Barpeta District, Assam was scheduled from 20 July-18th August, 2015 and 9th September-8th October, 2015 wherein 20 scheduled tribe women participants were trained on various aspects of Jewellery Making. The Jewellery training programmes are sponsored by Industries and Commerce Department, Government of Assam. Macrame’, Copper jewellery, Meenakari, Bead jewelerry stringing, earrings are some of the products crafted by the trainees in the programme. Some of the innovative jewellery with delicate designs developed by the participants while training were also displayed in the local and national expos.  In the first training session the Chairman of Assam Gramin Vikas Bank(AGVB) committed to provide a display space to showcase and market their products at AGVB , Raha branch and offered to provide a start up loan to the self help group(SHG) formed by 14 women. The same model for training was followed for the trainees of the Barpeta district.

The training programme on Readymade Garment implemented by IIE also concluded on 8th October, 2015 which was initiated on 3rd August, 2015. The training programme has been sponsored by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India. 28 participants from Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh were part of the training programme. Hand bags, dress material, specs cover, mobile cover, waist coat are some of the products developed by the participants while undergoing training. In the first month of the training programme itself the participants successfully completed an order of 200 bags given to IIE. Shri Manoj K Das, Director, IIE was delighted at the successful completion of the training programme and he believed that this would certainly enable the participants to enhance and upgrade their skills and generate sustainable employment. Dr Sriparna B. Baruah, Head, CIE, IIE in her speech mentioned that through this training programme, the participants were exposed to create innovative and diversified products out of the traditional designs of the North east. She later mentioned that such training programmes would surely boost up their confidence level and encourage them for taking up entrepreneurial opportunities by creating market driven products. 5 incubatees would be retained for developing products with proper finishing and proper quality specification.

Ms. Manjula Saikia Bhuyan, Addl Director, Directorate of Industries & Commerce, Assam encouraged the participants and motivated them to infuse further passion and enthusiasm into their work to achieve success in their chosen field. Dr. Meenakshi Devi, Deputy Director of Industries and Commerce Department, Govt. of Assam and Mr. Dilip Baruah, GM Barpeta, DICC were also present in the function.