Union Minister of
State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Electronics & IT,
Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar termed skilling
as a gateway to opportunity and the Government’s endeavor has been to
ensure skill opportunities for all in every remote corner of the country while
addressing the felicitation programme of the Grameen Udyami Project held at
Shri Chandrasekhar said that the skills
are an important part of New India’s future growth. Our effort has been to
provide skilling, keeping in mind the local opportunities and resources
available. This will go a long way in reducing migration to cities and also
uplift of the local economy, he added.
He emphasized that the Prime Minister
Shri Narendra Modi’s vision for an Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant) travels
through Atmanirbhar villages and Atmanirbhar Panchayats, and said Atmanirbharta
is not possible without the contribution of our tribals (Jan Jatiya).
Over 200 tribal women who had completed their skills training under
Phase 3 of the Project, were awarded their certificates at the programme.
Shri Chandrasekhar later met a group of
Fellows working under the Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi National Fellowship
(MGNF) scheme from Jharkhand and Tamil Nadu and shared with them Prime Minister
Modi’s vision about skilling. He said the District Skill Development Plans must
focus on creating opportunities for jobs and entrepreneurships for the uplift
of the local economy and reflect the vision of Naya Bharat, Naye Avsar, Nayi
Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar had arrived in
Ranchi earlier 18 Jan and visited the
holy Manokamna Siddhi Durga Mandir in Lohardaga. He also paid homage at the
memorial of Shaheed Devnarayan Bhagatof the Jharkhand police who was martyred
fighting against the Naxalites in 2012.