Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Inauguration of Bangalore Chapter of ‘Skillathon’ to Boost Skill Development in Karnataka

To continue with the journey to boost skill development in Karnataka, ApnaDesh, an NGO in association with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) brought ‘Skill on Wheels’ to Bangalore after their successful launch in Mysore.

The occasion was organized at BMS College of Engineering Auditorium and was attended by Anantkumar Hegde, Minister of State, Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship; Ravi Subramanya, MLA, Basavanagudi; and B.N. Vijay Kumar, MLA, Jayanagar.

NSDC, in association with RiiiT, GSS and Dhatri foundations has come out with the innovative concept of ‘Skill on Wheels’  to reach out to the youth residing in rural India.  It aims to bridge the gap between the mentors and last mile candidates by spreading awareness about importance of skill development as a medium for  life transformation. The main object is to reach the principle part of potential job seekers who are at a distance and are inaccessible. The aim is to cover 500+ Institutions with approximately 3, 00,000+ job seekers.

Motivating the youth during the launch of “Skill on Wheels” in Bangalore, Shri Anantkumar Hegde, Minister of State for Skill Development and entrepreneurship said, “Today's youth are tomorrow's leaders. Education will give you certificate and skills will make you industry ready so that you can face life's challenges head on. Confidence had its foundation stone built on skills. We are here to provide training for skill development. We need to understand that skill is not just 'good to have' but is a 'must have' in the dynamic world we live in, marked by globalisation and cut throat competition. Look at successful people, they all have succeeded because of the skills they have. You are young and this is the right time to pave the path for the future you want. We are here to guide you. All I ask from you is commitment and everything else will fall in place. You will have self-satisfaction when you buy things with your own hard earned money. Each one of you is talented. You just need to identify your skill and nurture it. The Nation is ready to help you. Utilise the opportunity.”

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