Guwahati: In its bid to place Northeast India at the centre of growth and development of the country, the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has launched a “one stop solution” web portal for career and livelihood titled “Advancing North East.”
The portal was inaugurated by President of India Ram Nath Kovind on May 4 during the valedictory ceremony of the North East Festival organised by the Ministry of DoNER.
The portal is funded by the North Eastern Council (NEC), Ministry of DoNER and developed by the North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited (NEDFi).
The portal aims to facilitate informed career decision by the students, job seekers and entrepreneurs of the Northeastern region and improve their competitiveness at the national and global level.
The event was also graced by the first lady of India Savita Kovind, Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal, Minister of Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju, Union Minister of DoNER G Kishan Reddy, Governors and Chief Ministers of Northeastern States, Union Minister of State B L Verma, senior officials of the Central and State Governments and eminent personalities of Northeast.
The portal will act as a virtual mentor in the field of education, employment, and entrepreneurship.
Ideated during the 65th Plenary Session of NEC wherein Prime Minister Modi urged NEC to act as State of Art Resource Centre for the region, the web portal aims to increase employability and develop entrepreneurship in the region by educating the youth with emerging opportunities and connecting them with the support ecosystem.
The portal also promotes and celebrates success stories of the region and acts as a centre of knowledge sharing among entrepreneurs, mentors, industry experts, and youths.
A true example of being “Vocal for Local”, the portal is designed and developed by the experts and talents based in the North-Eastern region.
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