Bhubaneswar: The Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Ministry of Rural Development have planned to conduct various programmes on skill development, livelihood and entrepreneurship for youths as part of Gram Swaraj Abhiyan in Odisha.
The programme will be organized at 164 blocks in 30 districts of Odisha on May 5, informed Jaykant Singh, Senior Head, State Engagement, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) on Thursday.
Singh said distinct programmes will be launched at 164 blocks of the state along with a state level programme will be organized at Habeli ground in Khurda district in front of BDO colony.
Union Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will be the chief guest of this occasion. Similarly, Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram is slated to join various programmes at different blocks under Sundergarh district.
Massive preparation has been going on for involving a large number of youths and women in this programme to get employment opportunity as well as joining the country through skill development and livelihood under Gram Swaraj Yojana, informed Singh.
The objective of organizing such programme is to fulfil the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for making a New India and to concrete the mission of New Odisha.
The objective of the program is to create awareness among the youth about various government skill development and livelihood initiatives available.
It will also provide a platform for youth to get exposure to various skill development courses and job opportunities in the industries and make skill aspirational through counselling of candidates and parents.
The duo ministries have extended their support to create awareness about various Welfare schemes of Union Government through skill development programmes in Odisha.
Efforts will be given to connecting youths with various traditional and modern market-relevant job skills to cater effective employment opportunity through the courses on skill development programme.
The awareness will be created to cater more youth through on job training facilities at various government organizations under National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme.
Steps will be taken to modernize the ITIs along with introducing modern syllabus as well as skill certificates will be distributed to the traditionally skilled persons who have no certificates till now. Information will be provided to youths for giving opportunity and possibilities for being an entrepreneur through such type of programmes.
Singh has urged locals especially youths to join in these programmes which are going to be conducted throughout the state and also he urged the youths to join in these mega programmes of Union Government for skill development, livelihood and entrepreneurship.