SRINAGAR, Jan 19: Ask-ing students to take part in skill development courses, Union Minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy today said that the Centre would help in developing skills among Kashmiri youth so that no one in the Valley remained unemployed.
The Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, as part of the ongoing Skill India Progra-mme, today inaugurated maiden Skill Development Institute “Arsh Institute of Health Sciences and Technology” at Khonmoh on the outskirts of Srinagar.
Skill India is aimed to create opportunities, space and scope for the development of the talented youth and to upgrade sectors which have already been put under skill development, besides identifying new sectors for skill development. The programme is also aimed at providing training to over 40-crore people in India in different skills by 2022.
Speaking on the occasion, Rudy said that giving preference to formal education alone won’t help in getting jobs and earning livelihood. “If the students opt for some skill development programmes along with the formal education, it surely will help them in getting jobs and earning livelihood from various sources,” he said.
Rudy said that the students should take part in skill development courses. “I will help in developing the skilled Kashmir so that no one in Kashmir remains unemployed,” he added. Skill India programme includes various initiatives of the Government like “National Skill Development Mission,” “National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepre-neurship, 2015,” “Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana” and “Skill Loan Scheme.”