The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has said that skill development of the new generation is a national need and is the foundation of Aatmnirbhar Bharat as this generation will take our republic from 75 years to 100 years. He called for giving momentum to Skill India Mission by capitalizing on the gains of last 6 years. The Prime Minister was speaking on the occasion of the World Youth Skill Day.
The Prime Minister underlined the importance of skills in the Indian culture and stressed the link between the importance given to skill development and ‘up-skilling’ and progress of the society. Shri Modi dwelled on the traditions of celebrating skills like Vijayadashmi, Akshya Tritiya and Vishvakarma Pujan where skills and the vocational implements are worshipped. Citing these traditions, the Prime Minister called for due regard for skilled professions like carpenters, potters, metal workers, sanitation workers, horticulture workers and weavers. The Prime Minister noted that due to long periods of slavery, importance of skills in our social and education system got diluted.
The Prime Minister pointed out that while education tells us what to do, skill guides us in the actual operational implementation and this has been the guiding principle of Skill India Mission. He expressed happiness that more than 1.25 crore young persons have been trained under ‘Pradhanmantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna’
Stressing the need of skills in everyday life, the Prime Minister said that learning should notstop with earning. Only a skilled person will grow in today’s world. This is applicable to both people and countries. He said that India providing smart and skilled man-power solutions to the world should be at the core of our strategy of skilling our youth. He appreciated the step of global skill gap mapping and exhorted the stakeholders to continuously Skill, Re-skill and up-skill. This needs to be expedited as there is going to be a huge demand for re-skilling due to fast changing technology. The Prime Minister also recalled how our skilled workforce helped us in fighting an effective battle against the pandemic.
The Prime Minister referred to the vision of Babasaheb Ambedkar who placed great emphasis on skilling the weaker section. Shri Modi said that the nation is fulfilling this visionary dream of Babasaheb through Skill India Mission. For example, programs like 'Going Online As Leaders' -GOAL are helping tribal population with areas like art and culture, handicraft, textiles and digital literacy among tribal areas leading to entrepreneurship development among the tribal population. Similarly, Van Dhan Yojna is effectively connecting the tribal society with new opportunities. “In the coming days, we need to make such campaigns more widespread and make ourselves and the country Aatmnirbhar through skilling”, concluded the Prime Minister.
नई पीढ़ी के युवाओं का स्किल डवलपमेंट, एक राष्ट्रीय जरूरत है, आत्मनिर्भर भारत का बहुत बड़ा आधार है।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 15, 2021
बीते 6 वर्षों में जो आधार बना, जो नए संस्थान बने, उसकी पूरी ताकत जोड़कर हमें नए सिरे से स्किल इंडिया मिशन को गति देनी है: PM @narendramodi
हम विजयदशमी को शस्त्र पूजन करते हैं।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 15, 2021
अक्षय तृतीया को किसान फसल की, कृषि यंत्रो की पूजा करते हैं।
भगवान विश्वकर्मा की पूजा तो हमारे देश में हर स्किल, हर शिल्प से जुड़े लोगों के लिए बहुत बड़ा पर्व रहा है: PM @narendramodi
आज ये जरूरी है कि Learning आपकी earning के साथ ही रुके नहीं।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 15, 2021
आज दुनिया में स्किल्स की इतनी डिमांड है कि जो skilled होगा वही Grow करेगा।
ये बात व्यक्तियों पर भी लागू होती है, और देश पर भी: PM @narendramodi
दुनिया के लिए एक Smart और Skilled Man-power Solutions भारत दे सके, ये हमारे नौजवानों की Skilling Strategy के मूल में होना चाहिए।— PMO India (@PMOIndia) July 15, 2021
इसको देखते हुए ग्लोबल स्किल गैप की मैपिंग जो की जा रही है,
वो प्रशंसनीय कदम है: PM @narendramodi