A 17-days training for youth on cooking various cuisines was inaugurated at Satpator Elaka in West Jaiñtia Hills district.
The programme is being organised by the Society for Urban and Rural Empowerment (SURE) to impart training on cooking of Chinese and Indian cuisines, and traditional food.
Chef, Lambhah Kma who attended the inaugural function on September 6 stressed the importance of traditional food and its nutritional value. He said that the region is blessed with edible wild fruits and wild vegetables, which are very rich in vitamins, minerals, and proteins. He also urged the local tea stalls to glamorize their traditional food to attract customers.
Skill Training Program Coordinator, Ilasiewdorb Gashnga said that even the local people who had come to take part in the training program had never seen some of the local items displayed during the program.
Some of the local food items brought by the trainees were Jyntah Sohlung, Jyntah Tham, Soh Stem, Pron, Jia Jekeng, Jia herew, Jia Sohlewi, and others.
Skill Development Officer, Pasqualina Lamare and Lambormi Suchen also spoke at the function.
Youth from nearby villages of Amlari, Jong u Chen, Amjalong, Nongtalang, Syndai Kmai Shnong, Syndai Mission and Syndai Lyngkot are participating in the training.