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March 21, 2018

Retail Chain V-Mart partnered JKSRLM for skill development and providing job opportunities to J&K youth

Jammu : J&K State Rural Livelihood Mission (JKSRLM) in partnership with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) organized “Industry Talent Enabler Confluence” here on Friday.

In a first initiative of its kind aimed at empowering youth of J&K, V-Mart Retail Limited, the major retail chain has moved forward to do a partnership with JKSRLM in Himayat project. Under this project, V-Mart will give retail training to local youth of J&K and also provide jobs to talented once.

“We are really delighted with this initiative as it will increase confidence among youth. We want to run a skill development programme for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir so that they can lead a better life not only in J&K but any other part of the world,” said Lalit Agarwal, Chairman and Managing Director of V-Mart Retail Ltd. At present we have 2 stores in Jammu and Kashmir and in coming months we have plan to open more stores, he further added.

On the occasion, GN Qasba, Mission Director cum Chief Operating Officer of JKSRLM/Himayat said, “We are feeling really proud to be associated with one of the major Retail chain of India V-Mart Retail Ltd. I am really sure that this association will give upliftment to the unemployed people and they can also lead a good life.

JKSRLM implemented the Himayat Project under Deen Dayal Upadhya – Gramin Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY). In order to have a great impact of Himayat project JKSRLM has organized Industry Talent Enabler Confluence. Himayat is training cum placement program for unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir.

Youth will be provided short-term training for at least 3 months, in a range of skills for which there is good market demand. At the end of the training, the youth are assured of a job and there is one year post-placement tracking to see how they are faring. The scheme aims to train 1,00,000 youth in 5 years and provide at least 75% of them with jobs.

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