“Skill, aptitude, capability – these not only put money in the pocket but instil self-confidence in an individual. It gives a new strength to life. It makes one believe that he or she has strength no matter where he or she goes in the world. It makes one believe that he or she will not sleep with an empty stomach. And, he or she will never beg for money.” –Narendra Modi
Youth have the biggest contribution in a country’s development. And if they are provided with right education, training and job opportunities, the path to progress is set itself. With PM Modi’s inspiration, Skill India is a big endeavour in a similar direction. Many efforts have been carried out to impart training and provide jobs for the youth in Varanasi. In the coming days, Kashi will bestow an example of competency and expertise.
Along with micro-industries and skill development, seller development programme, entrepreneurship development programme, credit link and capital subsidy scheme, packaging management program for goods export and incubator program are being densely exercised to encourage khadi organisations and workers.
For the development of carpet weaving, a cluster worth Rs 13 lakh has been created under the ‘Sfoorti’ scheme. Along with this, an International trade fair was organised in Varanasi by the Coir board. Opening of a new showroom along with a retail centre has also been undertaken.
Out of selected 3105 candidates, from Varanasi district, training of 1864 candidates have been completed under the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gramin Yojana. Alongside this, Samsung MSME institute has been established.
Nehru Yuva Kendra of Varanasi has made many efforts for the all-round development of the youth, which include activities such as skill development, sports, capacity building and enhancing leadership capabilities. Alongside this, programs like Swachhata Pakhwada, debates, youth parliament were also organised.
A world class convention centre with a cost of Rs 140 crore is being built in Varanasi for exhibiting music, dance, theatre, handicraft, etc and for convening conferences, meetings, seminars and workshops.