Guwahati : Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ceremonially launched Skill Development Training Centres across the state in a programme organized by Department of Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship, Government of Assam.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said, “Knowledge and skill are two key elements for an empowered life. Socio-economic progress cannot gather speed without them. Our youth must give a new dimension to the pace of state’s development by acquiring knowledge and enhancing their skills.”
Underling the inherent advantage of Assam as a state brimming with youth power, the chief minister said economic foundation of the state would be bolstered by skilled manpower.
He also spoke about the Prime Minister’s vision for skilling the youth of the nation through ‘Skill India’ programme and added that setting up of Skill Development Training Centres by the state government is an effort to carry forward the PM’s vision.
The chief minister further informed that the state government has already signed MoU with the Government of Singapore under which a Skill Development Centre having international standard would be set up at Mangaldoi.
Sonowal also said Assam Government would set up foreign language learning centres in the state in a bid to opening new job opportunities for the youth abroad.
Assam Minister of Industry & Commerce and Skill Development Chandra Mohan Patowary, in his speech, informed that the state government would train 1.5 lakh youth on various trades by March 31.
Lakhimpur MP Pradan Baruah, Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia, Commissioner & Secretary of Industry & Commerce Department Ashutosh Agnihotri, MD Assam Skill Development Mission Anand Prakash Tiwari and Director of Skill, Employment and Entrepreneurship Rituraj Bora were also present in the programme.
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