Imphal: Aiming to provide a one-stop solution for career and livelihood to students, job seekers and entrepreneurs, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Friday flagged off three vehicles of ‘ Career on Wheels’, an initiative of ‘Advancing North East’ from the Chief Minister’s Secretariat in Imphal.

Advancing North East‘ is a website providing a one-stop solution for career and livelihood to the youth of the Northeast. The portal acts as a virtual mentor in the field of education, employment, and entrepreneurship.

Speaking on the sidelines of the ceremony, CM Biren Singh said that the website was launched by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind recently from Assam. He said the vehicles and the official teams would travel to all districts of the state and visit the educational institutions to meet students.

The chief minister further said that the portal would provide informed counselling to the interested students on various issues including higher education, start-up projects, entrepreneurship, training, among others.

The event was also attended by officials of the North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited (NEDFi) and Advancing North East.

According to Prithviraj Neog, Assistant Manager of NEDFi, the portal has been developed by NEDFi and is being funded by the North Eastern Council, Ministry of DoNER. 

As a part of the portal’s outreach campaign, the ‘Advancing North East- Career on Wheels’ will cover all the districts of the northeastern region in the coming months in a bid to create awareness among the students and youths of North East on how to use the portal for making an informed decision about their career and livelihood, he said. 

The event was also attended by Additional Chief Secretary V Vumlunmang; N Kulkarani Devi, Director, Department of Planning, Govt. of Manipur; PVSLN Murty, Chairman and Managing Director, NEDFi; S K Baruah, Executive Director NEDFi and other senior officials.

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