Mangalore Aug 10,2014: The Directorate of Minorities along with Aditya Call Center Private Ltd. (ACCPL), Bangalore organized a skill development training program for the youth of Christiancommunity at Sahodaya Auditorium today.

The Parish Priest of Milagres church, Rev. Fr. Valerian D’souza inaugurated the program. In his inaugural address, he said, “Technology has become the part and parcel of our life. The development in technology has resulted in increase in quality of service, and efficiency. I appeal to the youngsters to increase their skills through the technology and make the best use of this opportunity.”

MLA of Mangalore South constituency, JR Lobo, gave a call to utilize the facilities given by the government. He said, “The Indian constitution has given many rights and privileges to the minorities which include the various programs exclusively for the minorities. These facilities have been given to make the minorities participate in the main stream of the country. Hence instead of pleading for concession and other related facilities in the institutions, the people of minorities should utilize the funds allotted to them by the government.”

He also distributed computer course informative books for few students during the program.

The Director of Directorate of Minorities, Akram Pasha who spoke on the occasion said, “The state government has allotted a sum of 800 crores for the minorities in the budget for the welfare of minorities but there are no takers except few. The main reason for this is the lack of awareness.”

“Another reason for the delay in processing is the lack of staff in the directorate. A proposal for increasing the staff from 22 to 50 in the directorate office has been sent to the finance department and we are waiting for the approval. Along with this, the number of staff in directorate for the district level has to be appointed. Within six months the directorate will have ten officers per district in their directorate offices.”

Today, as a part of the Skill development training program, computer skill development program was also inaugurated, which aims to educate the youth in designing courses like Photoshop, Corel Draw, Computer and hardware Networking for the course of six months after the class hours and on Sunday’s.

Mr. S.P. Thirunakkarasu, the Managing Director of ACCPL training division, Sabeer Ahmed Mulla, the District Minorities welfare Officer was among the present.

Courtesy: manipal world news