Continuing with its series of philanthropic work, Somsai Battalion of 10 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of IGAR (South) conducted an Entrepreneurship Workshop on 29 May 2019 at Ukhrul.
The workshop was aimed at generating awareness amongst the local populace on commercial pig rearing and breeding, community farming, developments in agriculture, dairy and livestock and Integrated Farming System. Ms Zeinorin Stefan of Hill Wild Chocolate fame enlightened the participants with her journey on developing indigenous chocolates in Ukhrul. The farmers were provided guidance and expert advice by Mrs Yirmila Zimik from Krishi Vigyan Kendra Ukhrul on Integrated Farming. The biggest draw, however, was an in-depth workshop by Mr Manoj Kumar Basumatary, CEO Symbiotic Foods Pvt Ltd. on commercial pig breeding and rearing.
A large number of aspiring entrepreneurs from far off villages attended the workshop and interacted with experts. 20 participants were selected for an on job training capsule of three days at Symbiotic Foods Pvt Ltd at Tezpur, Assam. The expenses will be borne by the Assam Rifles.
High level of enthusiasm was visible among the participants. This focused and genuine initiative of Assam Rifles has found immense appreciation among the local populace.