Chandigarh Management Association (CMA) organized an Education summit on its 48th Foundation Day on Thursday, its president Anshu Kataria demanded a piece of land or space in any of the government offices in Chandigarh for the operation of the association.
Haryana and Punjab governor Kaptan Singh Solanki said that more than 700 million Indians were estimated to be of a working age by 2022. Out of these, more than 500 million require some kind of vocational or skill development training, he said, talking at the summit that had Skill Development in India-Challenges & Opportunities as its theme.
Chandigarh MP Kirron Kher stressed upon developing an appropriate training system instead of teaching syllabus only in all academic institutions and universities for a better growth and sustainable skill development in all spheres of the nation. Also she accentuated that ‘Skill India & Happy India’ will be a better way to give a pleasant smile on the face of our nation.
Rakesh Verma, Technical Education & Industrial Training secretary said, The Punjab government has aimed to skill 300,000 youth mentioned 2014-15 budget with over Rs 500 crore. India is expected to grow at a rate of 8%, on an average, in the next 10 years. He strained upon the need of harness the human capital with the requisite set of skills in both fields information related to job and ethics.
Kataria further added that the ministry aims to open 1,500-2,000 centres in the next two years and the entire cost of the programme is likely to be Rs 1,500 crore to Rs 2,000 crore a year, well within the budget allocation of the rural livelihood mission, which was Rs 4,000 crore.