World Youth Skills Day celebrated; students run marathon

Mysuru: Mysuru celebrated the World Youth Skills Day in a significant manner on Wednesday. Variety of events including a marathon, were organized to mark the day. Nearly, 400 students from various colleges took part in the event organized in Sarada Vilas College.

Skill dayMysuru Police Commissioner B Dayananda, flagged off the marathon and also briefed students on the importance of skill development at Kote Aanjaneya Temple.

City based Sarada Vilas College in association with Nehru Youth Kendra, Mysuru district, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Bharat Informal Workers Initiative, New Delhi aired PM Narendra Modi’s speech to the students on World Youth Skills Day at Sarada Vilas College.

Addressing the gathering Mysuru-Kodagu Member of Parliament (MP) Pratap Simha spoke about the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) as being a unique initiative by the Government of India that aims to offer 25 lakh Indian youth meaningful, industry relevant and skill based training.

“Under this scheme, the trainees will be offered a financial reward and a government certification on successful completion of training and assessment, which will help them in securing a job for a better future”, said the MP.

After inaugurating the event Mysuru Mayor R Lingappa said that the event is a good platform for the youth to demonstrate and mobilize their skills. He said that the youth have greater responsibility and need to strive hard towards development of the country. Elderly citizens must guide youngsters to maintain the dignity of the nation, he added.

However, former minister S A Ramdas said that skills must be inculcated among youth not only in academics and career but also to lead prosperous life. Ramdas pointed out that while about 1.26 crore people were involved in industrial sector, nearly a 36 crore people engaged with small scale industries and thus small scale industries need to be encouraged along with large industrial sector, he added.

Earlier in the day, nearly 400 students attached to Raman International Institute of Information Technology (RiiiT) went for a four kilometer marathon called ‘Run for Skill’.

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