India is preparing its youth to take advantage of new opportunities through education and skills, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India is preparing its youth to take advantage of new opportunities through education and skills. Addressing the Kaushal Deekshant Samaroh virtually, Mr Modi said, when the youth power is stronger then the country develops more. He said, the scope of skill development is continuously increasing in India.

   Prime Minister said, the new National Education Policy has been brought after almost four decades. He underlined that the Government is establishing a large number of new medical colleges, and skill development institutes like IITs, IIMs or ITIs. Mr Modi mentioned that the crores of youth have been trained under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana. He stated that traditional sectors which provide jobs are also being strengthened.

 Prime Minister said, today, the whole world is of the belief that this century is going to be India's century. He said, the entire world is looking towards India for skilled youth. He informed that India's proposal regarding global skill mapping has been recently accepted at the G20 Summit which will help in creating better opportunities for youth in the coming times. He underlined that India is investing more in the skills of its youth than ever before. Prime Minister gave the example of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana which has strengthened the youth at the ground level.

   The Prime Minister noted that new possibilities are being created for the youth as India's economy is expanding. He said that employment creation in India has reached a new height. Mr Modi said, according to a recent survey, the unemployment rate in India is at its lowest level in six years.

 Speaking on the occasion, Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, nearly 10 lakh 60 thousand youth have been given certificates under this convocation.

 The Kaushal Deekshant Samaroh was organised in New Delhi. The event witnessed participation of students from prestigious skill development institutes. This include Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra, Industrial Training Institutes, Skill India International Centre and Jan Shikshan Sansthan.

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