A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the state of Jharkhand for having the potential to emerge as the skill hub of the nation, at Skill Summit, 2018 Momentum, Jharkhand around 28000 jobs were offered to youths. It was on Thursday, PM Modi wrote a message about the Summit. He wrote, “It is a pleasure to know that the ‘Skill Summit, 2018 Momentum Jharkhand’ is being organised on National Youth Day, January 12, 2018, to showcase the potential of the state in the skill development sector. His message further stated, “Jharkhand is witnessing the rapid transformation in all sectors of development and I congratulate Team Jharkhand for their increased focus in bringing skill development at the center of their development strategy.”
On Friday, the concluding day of the Skill Development Summit, a new record was set by the government of Jharkhand as it gave away 27,842 appointment letters to skilled youngsters in one day. Jharkhand government also revealed that they will draft a ‘Skill Policy 2018’ at the Summit. On the occasion, chief minister of the state, Raghubar Das said, “We will be creating a new record today. We are giving away job letters to around 28,000 skilled young people. We are the only state to perform this task. We are hopeful that next year, we may give away one lakh job letters and create a world record.”
CM Das also added, “As of now, unemployed youths of the state are obliged to move to another city. Some even move to overseas. To protect our young generation, in Ranchi, a Videsh Bhawan will be set up to look after these appointments in abroad. Jharkhand government will allot 1.50-acre land for the project. CM Das also made some striking revelations at the Summit. He said, “If there is any misfortunate event faced by a Jharkhand youth of the state in a foreign country, then the government will pay compensation up to Rs 5 lakh.”
At the Skill Summit, 2018 Momentum, Five Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) were signed by the Skill Development Society of Jharkhand. One MoU was signed with UK Skills from the United Kingdom and one more was signed with Australia’s QUSEC. The remaining three MoUs were signed with the National Skill Development Corporation, G for S Security and Siesta India for the training of youths in the hospitality sector.