Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today inaugurated Rozgar Mela at Mandi, organized under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna by the National Kaushal Vikas Nigam and Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said that Skill development was one of the major thrust areas of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the State government was also ensuring skill upgradation of the youth of the State to make them skilled as per the demand of the industry.
The Prime Minister was to make the youth of the country job providers instead of job seekers.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the State government was also ensuring that maximum employment opportunities were generated in Government sector. He said that it was not possible to provide Government employment to every youth of the State so the effort of the Government was to ensure employment to the youth in private sector.
He said that stress should be laid on the fact that all the training programmes were employment oriented and the youth getting training also gets employment immediately.
He said that it should also be ensured that the trainees get employment as soon as they complete their training for which the HP Kaushal Vikas Nigam must maintain better coordination with the industry. As many as thirty companies were participating in this Rozgar Mela and the target has been fixed to provide employment to at least two thousand youth of the region.
He said that the main objective of organising this Mela was to provide employment opportunities to the youth nearer to their homes. He also urged the youth to inculcate spirit of competitiveness in order to excel in their lives.
Member Parliament Ram Swaroop Sharma said that that 1.50 lakh youth would be skilled under the skill development programme in the State in the coming time.
He said that stress should be laid on the fact that all the training programmes were employment oriented so that youth getting training also gets employment immediately.
National Skill Development Corporation State Head Jitender Sharma while welcoming the Chief Minister said that 24000 youths have been trained under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna in the State, till date.
Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, Chairman MILKFED Nihal Chand Sharma, State Coordinator HP Kaushal Vikas Nigam Naveen Sharma, former MLA Kanihiya Lal, Spokesman BJP Ajay Rana, Deputy Commissioner Mandi Rugved Thakur, SP Gurdev Sharma were present on the occasion among others.