Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the ‘Skill India’ Initiative to train 40 crore youths

Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi has launched the Skill India program in New Delhi. These projects are part of an ambitious enterprise to train forty crore people in different parts of India with a gamut of skills. These different initiatives include Pradhan Mantri Koushal Vikash Yojana, National Policy for development of skills, National mission for skill development and added to it, the scheme of Skill Loan. These were launched to commemorate and felicitate the World Youth Skills Day. The Skill logo was launched with the tagline, Kaushal Bharat Kushal Bharat. Skilled India, Successful India. This scheme with enhance the skill training by providing enough financial rewards to candidates. These will be provided to the candidates who complete the programs meant for skill training. Around twenty four lakh youth lack formal education and so the scheme aims to provide and recognize them by training them in these skills. These youths are workers in the different sectors.

Narendra Modi
Narendra Modi

Special camps are also being organized at the different one hundred locations along with NYKS, THE Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan which builds the awareness about the different programs. They also reach out to the forty crore subscribers. In the 1000 centers located in the different union territories and states, around 50000 youths have been covered in more than 100 jobs in as many as 25 sectors with fresh Pradhan Mantri Koushal Vikash Yojana training initiated to them. This initiative is referred to as RPL, ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ where ten lakh youth are certified for skills and assessed for the skills that they already possess.

There is also a loan scheme under this Skill India initiative where loans between Rs 5000 and 1.5 lakh will be made available to the youth, around 34 lakh in number. These youths are those seeking to attend the development programs for skills developments over the next five years. Sanction letters were also handed over to the aspiring trainees by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister also awarded the Skill Certificates and the Skill Cards to the trainees who have completed training through PMKVY, Pilot phase in May. Such certificates and cards for their skills can be presented to their employers as an insignia of their skills. 2.33 lakh youths received certificates from the ITI and also 18000 students received offers for jobs on the World Youth Skills Day. PM Modi also presented the offer letters for jobs to the five female graduates from ITI, at the said event, said sources.

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