NSIC, National SC-ST Hub Guwahati in association with Forum of SC and ST Legislatures and Parliamentarians conducted state SC/ST conclave on the 26.02.2019 at Chintan Bhawan, Gangtok, Sikkim. Conclave was graced by Shri.Ganga Prasad, the Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim who was the chief guest of the event and Shri.Shakti Singh, Hon’ble Mayor, of Gangtok, Sikkim was the guest of Honour. Also on the dias were present Shri.Rakesh Sarwal, Add. Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing, govt. of India; Dr.Thomas Chandy, Principal Secretary, Commerce & Industries, Govt. of Sikkim; Shri.P.Udaya Kumar, Director (P&M), NSIC New Delhi and Dr. Avinash Choudhary, ZGM(NE), NSIC, Guwahati. During the inauguration session, Shri. P.Udayakumar, Director (P&M), NSIC New Delhi gave the special address wherein he mentioned the inception of NSSH and its prime objective of the Hub. He mentioned that new intervention have been created for skill development in the form of reimbursement of their training fee, reimbursement of their credit support processing fee, reimbursement of BG commission charges, Reimbursement of membership under export council and also reimbursement of quality certification charges. He also informed that NSIC is open to new suggestion in order to create a better ecosystem for the SC and ST entrepreneurs and creating a better support system for them. He also look forward for a close coordination with state government in this initiative. During the inauguration session, there were also speech from Dr.Thomas Chandy, Principal Secretary, Commerce & Industries, Govt. of Sikkim ; Shri.Rakesh Sarwal, Add. Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing, govt. of India; Shri.Shakti Singh, Hon’ble Mayor, of Gangtok, Sikkim and followed by the presidential speech from Shri.Ganga Prasad, the Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim. In his presidential speech, the Hon’ble Governor of Sikkim mentioned that there is ample opportunity for entrepreneurs and startup as the state has lots to offer. He suggested that the units should have employability for generation of jobs for unemployed youth of the state. He mentioned that there should be proper coordination with state government for a better and constructive result. He expressed his appreciation for the event and said that this is a very good opportunity for entrepreneurs and aspirants which the government has offer and maximum benefits should be taken from this National SC-ST Hub scheme. Conclave was attended by more than 400 participants.