LEH, Apr 6: Advisor to LG Ladakh, Umang Narula inaugurated 6-day training of artisans under IT-enabled incubation centre project for the Handloom and Handicraft artisans of Ladakh.
This was the first in the series of training, targeting coverage of all artisans & craftsman of Ladakh over a period of three years.
The 6-day training module will include awareness in computer concepts, e-commerce portal and e-marketing, internet fundamentals, entrepreneurship & soft skills, packaging & parcelling and digital photography.
Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Saugat Biswas; Director, Industries & Commerce, Moses Kunzang, Deputy Director NIELET, Leh Phuntsog Tolden and other officials were present during the function.
The project of IT-enabled incubation centre project for the Handloom and Handicraft is sponsored by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt of India. The project is being executed by NIELET, Leh under the mentorship of IT Department Ladakh.
Advisor said that this training programme will increase knowledge about the modern value chain in handicraft work. “Now we are part of a global value chain and can send our product anywhere across the world with the utilisation of the right technology,” he added and also stressed on giving e-commerce training to the artisans and entrepreneurs.
The Advisor further said that continuity has to be maintained. He also stressed on giving logistic training because that’s an important part of marketing as Ladakh has connectivity constraints. He said that these artisans and entrepreneurs can set an example for others. He also asked the planners to continuously take feedback from the participants and improve and fine-tune their programme.
Deputy Director Phuntsok Tolden briefed about the activities and achievements of the NIELET Department while Director, Industries & Commerce, Moses, Kunzang gave the vote of thanks.