Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) here today celebrated the second anniversary of Skill India Mission on the World Youth Skills day. 100 GST training centres, 51 Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras and 100 Yoga training centres were inaugurated on the occasion. SKILL INDIA Mission is the brainchild of Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. It was during his presence, MSDE had launched the SKILL INDIA Campaign on the occasion of the first ever World Youth Skills Day on 15th July 2015.
Minister of State ( I/C) MSDE Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy hosted the celebrations and the Union Ministers present as the Guests of Honour were Sushri Uma Bharati, Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan.
In his Keynote Address, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, “Skill India is a hallmark mission for us and it has been a great two-year journey of Skill India. India has always been an artisan-based economy for the last 5000 years that sustained livelihoods. We have always had weavers, potters, metallurgy, farmers, gardeners etc. But with the British rule, the country learnt the art of rulers. We need to go back to our roots and find our natural skills that will make us more efficient in our work life. We all know that applied knowledge is the most relevant knowledge to gain.”
“This year we will focusing extensively on quality, our schemes and programs have to orient themselves to seeking regional balance so that maximum number of people can reap the benefit and add to their personal and the country’s economic growth. We are committed to the vision of our Prime Minister with full passion, integrity and commitment to make it into a success. Our endeavor will be to give wings to the dreams our people and empower them to be successful in their life,” he further added. The event saw prominent Industry captains and key representatives of companies participate and more than 32000 companies pledged support to apprenticeship training for Skill India Mission under the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS). MSDE also announced the launched of National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme (NAPS) in BFSI Sector and along with candidates receiving their apprenticeship letters at the gathering.
On the occasion, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) announced a national training Programme to certify GST practitioners under its flagship scheme of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). This would facilitate the country’s transition to the new tax regime seamless and convenient. Total 100 GST training centres across the nation were launched along with the training curriculum.
Addressing the guests, Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said, “After a few years 50 percent of the jobs will become redundant and it is imperative that we up-skill ourselves for the new age jobs. There are big opportunities in bio fuel, energy and petroleum sector and the youth can make the best out of these opportunities.”
In line with the commitment of opening one Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) in each district, additional 51 PMKK were announced across India counting to 200 in total till date. Staying true to Shri Narendra Modi’s commitment to promote yoga, MSDE also launched 100 yoga training centres on the occasion.