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Namchi Designer Candles showroom inaugurated

Namchi Designer Candles showroom inaugurated
Sikkim Legislative Assembly Speaker KN Rai today inaugurated the Common Facilities Centre that will sell locally made candles named Namchi Designer Candles and other handmade products.
The CFC (showroom) was opened at Central Park in Namchi bazaar and is being supported by IDBI bank and the North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi). Its aim is to support needy women and unemployed youths of the south district by providing them employment opportunities. Chief guest Rai was accompanied by IDBI CGM (Mumbai) RV Iyer and NEDFi DGM AK Das at the opening ceremony.   
Rai congratulated the designer candle making fraternity stating the showroom is in appreciation of their achievement and work. He also thanked the IDBI and the NEDFi in taking the initiative to help unemployed youths and encouraging them through such schemes. The SLA speaker further noted diligence, patience, discipline and confidence leads to success when undertaking any work.
Meanwhile, Das said, “We are looking to help more people become financially sound and also thank IDBI Bank for pitching in to help in the noble cause.”
Iyer also said his bank would continue to extend further support by way of loans and hosting CSR programmes.  
NEDFi branch manager (South/West) Avishek Lama informed two more Common Facilities Centres will be opening shortly in Manarim and Samseybong. Handmade products include chocolate, paper products from Borong and handloom and handcraft from Assam, Manipur and Meghalaya.
Namchi Designer Candle coordinator Smita Rai said 120 unemployed women undertook training in designing candles and 80 of them are working at present. She thanked the NEDFi and the IDBI Bank for their support and help. (EOIC) 

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