Gangtok, Feb 16:
The Art of Living Organisation has signed a MoU with the Government of Sikkim for further upgradation of the skill development sector in the State.
The MoU exchange programme was held today between the Art of Living Organization and the Skill Development Department, Government of Sikkim, in the special presence of Chief Secretary of Sikkim, S.C. Gupta.
The MoU was exchanged between Secretary, Skill Development Department, GoS, Karma Namgyal Bhutia, and Trustee, Sri Sri Rural Development Program (SSRDP) Trust, Deepak Sharma.
The programme had the presence of senior officers of the Skill Development Department and representatives of the Art of Living organisation.
As per the Memorandum of Understanding, the Art of Living organisation will take up the revitalisation of ITIs of Sikkim with digital age infrastructures and training for both trainees and trainers, supplementing curriculum with essential life and entrepreneurial skills. The Organisation will initially take up the upgradation of the ITI Centres at Rangpo and Gyalshing. After the initial intervention in areas like training in electricals and solar energy, the organization will lend their expertise in other skill areas.
During the meeting, Trustee, SSRDP,Deepak Sharma also discussed with the Chief Secretary about other development projects the organisation proposes to take up in Sikkim. Sharma also apprised the Chief Secretary about the Himalaya Unnati Mission (HUM), a unique initiative of the Art of Living Organisation to protect, foster and resurrect the Himalayas