The Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Electronics and IT, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar today said young Indians must equip themselves with skills in line with the evolving times—in order to stay relevant for employment or/and entrepreneurship opportunities.
Skills are passport to prosperity and opportunities. Along with education, it is necessary to possess a future-relevant skill so that it would be easier to remain competitive in the job market or entrepreneurship fields, the Minister said, addressing students and staff members at the Government Polytechnic College, Chanderkote in Ramban district.
Stating that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi envisioned that all young Indians even in remotest parts of India, must have access to skills to pursue many opportunities in New India, Shri Chandrasekhar said that the Government was now offering 5000 skills programmes—both short term and long term—for students/young entrepreneurs to avail. The curriculum has been changed and new, futuristic courses added as demands for skills will change in the coming days with the rapidly changing technological environment, he added.
Reaffirming that the Prime Minister’s approach to development has been that of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vishwas and Sabka Prayas, Shri Chandrasekhar said under his leadership, New India has been thriving well in the post pandemic world as compared to other developed countries, with an aim to achieve the target of One Trillion USD Digital economy/ Five Trillion USD Economy by 2026.