Daily Archives: July 16, 2016

"Concentrate on your ideas that will change the fate of our nation" - HRD Minister exhorts IIT-Delhi students

“Concentrate on your ideas that will change the fate of our nation” – HRD Minister exhorts IIT-Delhi students

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar speaking at a function at IIT, in New Delhi on July 15, 2016. The Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Shri V.S. Oberoi is also seen

Union HRD Minister Sh. Prakash Javadekar exhorted the student community to concentrate on ideas that will change the fate of India, while addressing the faculty and students of IIT-Delhi today. On his maiden visit to a Central higher education institute after taking charge of HRD Ministry, he expressed immense happiness of the venue being IIT-Delhi.

He said he was greatly overwhelmed after interacting with the research scholars of the institute and by the aspirations of many of them to become good teachers. "I will go and tell our PM that here are the students who will change our nation", he expressed his happiness. In this context he added that this aspiration reflects their concern for this nation and our people and their belief in quality education for transformation of India.

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President of India inaugurates ‘India Skills-2016’

The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee addressing at the inauguration of the First Edition of “India Skills”, on the occasion of the World Youth Skills Day, in New Delhi on July 15, 2016.

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the India Skills Competition -'India Skills-2016' today (July 15, 2016) in New Delhi on the occasion of the World Youth Skills Day. He also launched an International Skill Centre, a PMKVY 2.0, a Labour Market Information System and Skills Online.

Addressing the gathering, the President congratulated the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) for their achievements in a short span of time. He said the Ministry was extremely important for the socio-economic development of our country. He said that India is a young nation with 62% of its population in the working age group and more than 54% of the total population below 25 years of age. As a consequence, around 15 million youth enter the workforce each year. Young minds are our assets. This is our demographic dividend which we need to harness. As policy makers, we have a duty to empower our youth by providing skills to them. We need to seize this opportunity. He cautioned however, that if we cannot provide jobs to the huge number of people entering the job market every year, the population dividend could turn into a population liability. This explosive situation has to be prevented.

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