To mark five glorious years of the Skill India Mission, a digital conclave was organized by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) on the occasion of the World Youth Skills Day.
The conclave was inaugurated with an inaugural address by Mr Praveen Kuma, Secretary, MSDE. The digital conclave witnessed a huge participation from all the stakeholders of the skilling ecosystem, trainees and others. The digital conclave was graced by the presence of many dignitaries including the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey and others.
In his message to the Conclave, the Prime Minister exhorted the youth to skill, reskill and upskill in order to remain relevant in the rapidly changing business environment and market conditions. He congratulated the youth of the country on the occasion and said the world belongs to the youth due to their ability to acquire new skills all the time.He stated that the Skill India Mission launched five years back on the same day has led to creation of a vast infrastructure for skilling, reskilling and upskilling and enhancing opportunities to access employment both locally and globally.
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On this occasion, Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey said that our youth is the biggest asset and an important force in the economic growth, and social development of the country. We will focus our energies on increasing the versatility of different skills, making them suitable to meet the industry demands with the support of new technologies, nationally and globally.
The Minister of State For Power, New and Renewable Energy (Independent Charge) and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, R.K.Singh Also addressed the Digital Skills Conclave.On this occasion, the Directorate General of Training started two regional offices, which were e-inaugurated, one at Union Territory of Ladakh another at north eastern state of Manipur. The Lt. Governor of Leh, Mr RK Mathur inaugurated the Leh branch. A few State Skill Development Ministers also addressed the Digital Skills Conclave via video messages. These include Ministers from Gujarat, Karnataka, Assam, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
Chairman of National Skill Development Corporation Mr A.M.Naik also addressed the conclave. An audio-visual was shown about innovative solutions by skill trainees during COVID-19 while another audio-visual was also played on Skill Mapping.
The 5 years of the Skill India Mission have been worthwhile and seen a large number of achievements, including expansion of skill development infrastructure and facilities, and inculcation and support of entrepreneurial spirit.