NEC Committee visits Kohima on Air services

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Kohima, Sep 26 (UNI) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today asserted that a sub-committee of the North Eastern Council (NEC) visited Nagaland on monday to explore the possibilities of helicopter services in the North East region.

Inaugurating a workshop on Career Options in Aviation here, Mr Rio, quoting Union Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel, said the Indian aviation industry would create four million jobs in the next ten years.

''It certainly offers suitable and attractive career options for the Naga youth, who are not only adventurous, but also fluent in the English, which is a must for a career in civil aviation and pilots, aircraft engineers and cabin crew are some of the jobs which would particularly suit Naga youths,'' the Chief Minister said.

He added that 2004-05 was declared as the 'Year of Youths', which served as a launching pad for various avenues for the younger generation.

Chairman of Aeronautical Society of India, Kolkata branch and former Chief Secretary of the West Bengal government Manish Gupta was also present on the occasion.

Nagaland Secretary of Youth Resources K T Sukhalu, who chaired the function, said the ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) was keen to develop more avenues for the youth for their future career.

The Workshop on Aviation was a part of its efforts in this direction as it was not possible to provide white-collar jobs to all the youths of the state, he added.


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