Institute of Hotel Management Shillong in collaboration with Ministry of Tourism and supported by Meghalaya Institute of Entreprenuership had organised a training programme under the Scheme “Capacity Building for Service Providers” for the inclusive trainees from Bethany Society, Shillong on Thursday, November 19.

Shri K Moses Chalai, Secretary NEC  inaugurated  the training programme as a chief guest in  presence of Smti R. Lalrodingi Adviser BIT, Mr Carmo Naroha, Executive Director Bethany Society, , Mr B.K Sohliya, MAS Director, Meghalaya Institute of Entrepreneurship and Mr Banlum Blah President of Confederation of Tourism, Meghalaya.

While addressing the trainees Shri  Chalai, highlighted that differently abled people are more abled in many ways.  They too can skill themselves up and with training programmes such as this, they will be able to render opportunities for themselves.

Mr Carmo Naroha, Executive Director Bethany Society, guest of honour said that this is the first time that such training is being provided to the differently abled people to create employment opportunity with the objective of not leaving anyone behind.

Speaking in the same line, Mr B.K Sohliya, MAS Director, Meghalaya Institute of Entrepreneurship, the guest of honour said  that unlike the general perception that differently abled people have limited opportunities, but it is not so. Infact, if provided with proper opportunities, they too can do well in life and he promised to extend every possible help and support to the differently abled people.

Shri Banlum Blah mentioned that the tourism sector would need the services of differently abled people like anyone else and looks forward to employ them in future.

Shri Vijay Kumar Principal IHM, while offering his vote of thanks said, such a training programme is one of its kind and this institute aims to create more such employment opportunities for the differently abled in the future.