Mega Nijukti Mela: 8000 jobs awarded to tribals

Jeypore: At least 8000 jobs were offered to unemployed youths at a two-day Nijukti Mela organised in Koraput to bridge the gap between the administration and tribal youths recently. The move, taken up by the State Recruitment Mission, assumes significance in the wake of the Red rebels putting up posters in Narayanpatna calling them to shun the pen and pick up the gun for a decent life.

Around 15,000 young people from Koraput, Malkangiri and Navrangpur came to participate in this grand job fair. Of all those who participated in this fair, half of them got the jobs. The mega mela specially designed to hand jobs to unemployed youth — elicited great response among every quarters. As Rabi Nayayan Nanda, MLA of Jeypore said, "In the times to come, the district administration should conduct more and more quarterly melas like this and employ more and more people."  "Efforts will be that these kind of melas will be conducted more and more in every six months or one year," Rajesh Prabhakar Patil, Collector, Koraput said.  

As many as 37 established private companies participated in this mela; handing over a wide variety of jobs to the youth. Starting from engineering and management there were jobs for cooks and security guards. The mega Nijukti Mela like this is quite an endeavour to instill hope among youth in the Maoist-striken areas of Orissa.    

As many as 37 established private companies particapted in this mela; handing over a wide variety of jobs to the youth.  Starting from engineering and managment there were jobs for cooks and security  guards. The mega Nijukti Mela like this is quite an endeavour to instill hope among youth in the Maosit-striken areas of Orissa.