Soft Skills Training Program Series

The one-year long training program – ‘All About Soft Skills’ series for women entrepreneurs of Bangladesh begins from September 2021

High Commission of India in association with Ministry of ICT, Govt. of Bangladesh, Women & E-commerce and SilkOak Global Ltd, India is organizing a year-long ‘All About Soft Skills’ Training Program. This will be run in a hybrid manner with physical workshops and virtual learning elements. It is aimed at supporting women entrepreneurs of Bangladesh, by offering them useful skills to facilitate their business efforts. The training series is supported by media partners, Daily Ittefaq and DBC News. The ‘All About soft skills training’ program is part of the ‘50 years of Bangladesh’ celebrations as well as the ‘75 years of Indian independence’ celebrations, ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

2.The ‘All About Soft Skills’ training series was inaugurated on 01 September 2021 by State Minister for ICT, H.E. Mr. ZunaidAhmed Palak along with High Commissioner of India VikramDoraiswami. Mr. N.M Zeaul Alam PAA, Senior Secretary of ICT Division, Govt of Bangladesh participated in the Opening ceremony as well. Ms. Nasima Akhter Nisha, Founder & President of Women & E-commerce (WE) and Mr. Saumya Basu, CEO & President of SilkOak Global Ltd and Global Advisor to WE attended the event as co-organizers of the training series. Ms. Tareen Hossain, Executive Editor of and Mr. Pranab Saha, Chief News Editor of DBC News also participated in the inauguration ceremony.

3. In his remarks at the opening ceremony, State Minister for ICT, H.E. Mr. Zunaid Ahmed Palak wished all the participants well and appreciated the design of the hybrid training program which would help women entrepreneurs across Bangladesh. He wished the program all success. High Commissioner Doraiswami emphasized the priority India attaches to supporting authentic efforts within Bangladesh to offer skilling dynamic women entrepreneur’s community in Bangladesh. He said that the soft skill development training program that will be conducted through the year will help participants develop their communication skills, presentation skills, etc and will therefore be beneficial to their business activities. He also commended the organizers, Women & E-commerce and SilkOakGlobal Ltd for putting together the program and having already registered over 700 women entrepreneurs for the ‘All About Soft Skills’ training series. He also announced that High Commission of India will support the establishment of the ‘Ishwara Chandra Vidyasagar’ Library by ‘Women & E-commerce’ at their premises through the donation of books and e-readers. He welcomed the establishment of this Library, named after the great Bengali social reformer, as a tribute to one of our shared icons.

4.The first training program of the ‘All About Soft Skills’ series would be conducted on 02 September 2021. Over 700 women entrepreneurs are expected to avail the training program that focuses on development of soft skills required for businesspersons.

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