Skilling, reskilling and upskilling are not only key to Atma Nirbhar Bharat but will also help the youth to stay relevant in the job market, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
Skilling, reskilling and upskilling are not only key to Atma Nirbhar Bharat but will also help the youth to stay relevant in the job market, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his address to the nation on World Youth Skills Day on Wednesday. “Skill is something which we give to ourselves, skill is a treasure. Skill is self reliance, makes one not only employable but self employable. Skill is not only a way to earn. It is also a driving force,” he said in his address. Talking about his dream of making India self-reliant, PM Modi said that the mantra of skilling, reskilling and upskilling will play a major role to achieve it, especially at a time when the world reels under a pandemic.
The government has also launched a portal via which employers can access the job market and tap skilled workers. This will also help migrant workers who have went back to their hometowns, PM Modi said during the address.
The day also marks the fifth anniversary of Skill India mission. Skill India is an initiative of the central government which was launched to empower the youth with skill sets to make them more attractive to the job market and hence more employable, productive in their work environment. It also offers courses across several sectors. These courses are aligned to the standards recognised by both the industry and the government under the National Skill Qualification Framework. “I extend my best wishes to youngsters on World Youth Skill Day today. During this time of coronavirus pandemic, along with work culture, the nature of job has also changed and the ever-changing new technology has also been affected, but youth is gaining new skills in the changing times,” PM said.