Tuesday, 13 April 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
The Union minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, MN Pandey, Union Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, Union minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, RK Singh along with chief minister Tirath Singh Rawat and Uttarakhand’s Skill Development and Entrepreneurship minister Harak Singh Rawat digitally launched the government of India’s Skill India pavilion at the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Haridwar. Pandey and the CM also interacted with youths participating in the Skill India event, asking them to motivate others too for skill development.
Speaking on the occasion, Pandey said that the Kumbh Mela is an integral part of the nation’s culture. He said that skill development schemes are being prepared for Uttarakhand according to the state’s needs. The centre will fully cooperate with Uttarakhand for skill development in adventure, organic farming, tourism and other sectors, he added.
The CM stressed on the need for special focus on skill development of women self help groups and linking the skill development programme with Atmanirbhar Bharat and vocal for local campaign. He appreciated the Skill India mission being undertaken under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and expressed confidence that the event in Haridwar will help spread the message further to facilitate skill development. He said that focus can be laid on agriculture, horticulture, food processing, tourism- especially adventure tourism and the IT sector under the mission. Skill development programmes should be conducted for these sectors with focus on their monitoring also, he added.
Union Education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ appreciated the skill development pavilion as a commendable effort to spread awareness on the subject. The Haridwar MLA and BJP state president Madan Kaushik along with officials concerned were also present on the occasion.