Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK) in Silchar, yesterday observed Kaushal Yuva Samwaad (A Youth Dialogue), aiming at creating an open dialogue with the youth across the Barak Valley to hear their views, ideas and suggestions which could help the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in scaling the existing Skill India initiatives and improving the overall efficiency of the ongoing projects.
The Kaushal Yuva Samwaad also celebrates the World Youth Skills Day, commemorating the 4th anniversary of Skill India Mission and focuses on gauging the perspective of youth on the need of skill and skill development. Asst. Prof. Abhijit Nath from Gurucharan College gave an insight on skills. He said that no matter how simple a skill is it has the potential to truly change lives if learnt and practiced passionately.
In the last two months since its opening, the PMKK centre at Meherpur, has received around a thousand footfalls, ranging between the age group of 18 to 35 years.Students from different skill trades, participated in the event and made it a huge success. Selected candidates will be invited to participate in an open dialogue with the Hon’ble Ministers of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship on July 15, 2019 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Kaushal YuvaSamwaad aims to create a dialogue between the youth and the Ministry. It is intended to identify and rectify the gaps so that all skill development programs are aligned to the current demands and help in creating a skilled workforce for the future.
“Living in Silchar, I have always dreamt of studying in the National Institute of Technology. This PMKK centres fulfils my dream of learning engineering skills, that too for free,” saysGautam Dhubi from Rosekandi who is pursuing the Automotive Technician course. Another student Ruhit from Dwarbond adds “Earlier I had second thoughts about the centre, I was naïve about what I was getting myself into. But all my misconceptions got cleared the moment I stepped inside the centre. The staffs are very cordial and I was surprised to see the kind of infrastructure we see only in the movies. That’s so unlikely.”
Over the last three years, Medhavi Foundation which in collaboration with National Skills Development Corporation runs this PMKK centre, has successfully trained and placed over tens of thousands of youth in the East and North East India. IkbalLaskar, the State head of the Foundation says “Our doors are open for one and all. We feel it is very important for us to understand the youth’s perspective so that we can efficiently provide them a platform,where one can not only hone their skills but also discuss potential issues and solutions of the society today.” Moonalisha Nath, who played key role in the success of the whole event, adds“India is a young nation and a skilled workforce will be able to cater to not only the market demand within the country but also the global market.” With her impeccable body of work in the Skill sector, she has devoted herself in preparing the students for successful placement in the industries!