Nari Morcha, the women’s wing of the Gorkha Jan Mukti Morcha (GJMM), has decided to take up various social programmes from next month, including trainings for unemployed youths so they can get land jobs at various shops in the Municipality area.

The Nari Morcha said that the youths trained by them often get employment in shops having Municipality trade licenses in all the four municipalities of the Hills.

“There are many unemployed youths here, and not everyone can land government jobs, so we will be starting a crash course from April for these youths, especially those who have got less than 50 percent marks in their board examinations, as it is tougher for them to get jobs. In the one-week course, they will be groomed, and training given on improving their communicating skills,” Nari Morcha leader Tshering Dahal said, adding that the women’s wing will no longer be limited to making slogans.

“These youths will get employment in the various shops here, which hold trade licenses. We have already served memorandums to Municipalities of Kalimpong and Kurseong and we served one here today, and they have given us a go-ahead.We will be serving the memorandum to the Mirik Municipality too,” Mrs Dahal said, adding that the youths that have been trained will be provided uniforms when they go to work in the shops.

The Nari Morcha leader also maintained that they want immediate results, due to which the crash course will only be held for a week.

A candidate opting for the training will be charged Rs 1,000. She also said that one batch will consist of 20 youths, with three batches taught in a day. Sixty people will be given the training in each Municipality.