Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India praised the dynamic leadership of the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and appreciated the extensive measures undertaken in tough COVID-times.
"Skill India is a concept that has been making a footprint, both in and outside India. All our ecosystem of education and skill departments in every state and district came together to contribute with their innovative ideas during the last 7 months of the COVID pandemic," Dr Pandey said in the official statement.
"Skilling, re-skilling and up-skilling, skill training centres, industry connect skilling and industry demand skilling are important for achieving the vision of a $5 trillion economy and making India self-reliant, going forward," Pandey opined.
The minister mentioned the importance of Atmanirbhar Skilled Employee Employer Mapping (ASEEM), a database to bridge the gap of demand and supply of skilled workforce across the sectors. He was also affirmative that PHD Chamber could play a significant role in supporting the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and the Government as a whole, in achieving its Skilled India mission and overall vision of high economic trajectory and self-reliant India.
With a vision to make India Skill capital of the world, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has worked towards making more than 5 crore people skilled in the country since 2014-15. Also, the Ministry signed various MOUs on skill development with different countries, worked on recognition of Indian skilled youth in the world, amplified apprenticeship programme, among others.