‘Manpower crunch halting development’

Kathmandu, March 6

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal today said there were two major obstacles to the development of the country — ambiguity in policy formulation and lack of skilled workers.

Addressing the convocation ceremony of the 12th batch of Senior Division Training Courses of National Cadet Corps, Nepal, in the Valley; the PM concluded that the exodus of educated youths for foreign jobs had left the country without skilled workers.

He said those who remained in the country were either uneducated or under-educated and lacked access to the policy level.

The NCC was established in 1966 with the aim of producing loyal, disciplined, responsible, and dedicated young individuals. It has remained under the NA since its establishment.

It has so far conducted 42 batches of Junior Division Training Courses and 12 batches of Senior Division Training Courses and produced over 26,838 trained human resources, according to the Directorate the Public Relations of the Nepali Army.

PM Dahal further said the exodus of the youth could stop if training and skills in leadership, patriotism, national unity and management were imparted to them.

He lauded the NCC’s role in imparting skills and training to thousands of youths under the Nepali Army’s leadership.

The prime minister assured his government’s support to development of trained human resources under the NCC and pledged to make available the needed assistance in this regard.

A total of 435 pupils of various sections of the NCC had undergone training in basic military skills as well as other sports and in disaster management.