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Minister Pijush Hazarika distributed the ‘Graphics Design Unit’ to 60 unemployed youths belonging to scheduled castes

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Guwahati: Minister for Water Resources, Social Justice and Empowerment, Information and Public Relations, Government of Assam, Pijush Hazarika today participated in a function organized by the Directorate of Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes, Assam at Janata Bhawan and formally distributed the ‘Graphics Design Unit’ to 60 unemployed youths belonging to scheduled castes in the state under the ‘Self Help Scheme for SC’ for 2023-24 at the initiative of the Directorate .

A total of 60 youths from Jagiroad, Dergaon, Dholai, South  Abhayapuri, Boko, Raha, Ratabari and Mangaldoi were given ‘Graphics Design Units’ . Through this graphics design unit, the youth will be able to move forward in the field of self-employment by designing logos, brochures, websites, advertisements etc. as well as printing T-shirts, hats, cups, etc. Speaking on the occasion, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Pijush Hazarika said that the Government of Assam is working responsibly for the equal development of all sections of the people of the state. Stating that the Constitution of India has given special opportunity to the Government to work for the development of Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes. The Minister said that the State Government has taken up a lot of work in this field through the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment in the past. Last year, around 250 model Anganwadi centres were built in areas inhabited by Scheduled Castes .
Minister Hazarika said  arrangements have also been made to build 52 mini stadiums in the village at a cost of Rs 1.70 crore to Rs 1.80 crore. On the other hand, financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh has been provided under the department to about 500 Namghars in villages inhabited by Scheduled Castes last year. The Minister also said that in Assam, which is known as a flood-prone state, in the past, with the sincere interest of the Chief Minister, the Water Resources Department has worked day and night to reduce the flood fury in the flood affected districts like Morigaon, Majuli, Dhemaji etc. Scheduled Castes who usually live in the riverine areas have always been the first victims of floods. But in the last three years, they have found relief in reducing the outbreak of floods in many parts of Assam, minister Hazarika pointed out.
Formally distributing the ‘Graphics Design Unit’ at today’s event, Minister Pijush Hazarika urged the beneficiaries to take advantage of this gift of the government and come forward in the field of self-employment and give relief to the family. The minister was accompanied by MLA  from Ratabari constituency Vijay Malakar, Commissioner-Secretary, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment Birendra Mittal, Directorate of Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes, Assam Director Dr. Kulshree Nath and other departmental officials.

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