“Give the pride of a wage earner to every single citizen. Nothing gives greater pride than saying that this I have got out of my own money, my own earning,” he told a large gathering of trade and industry representatives in the city.
Mr. Narasimhan, who was flagging off centenary celebrations of the Federation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FTAPCCI), said this highlighting the need to impart job oriented skills and create jobs. On the occasion, he launched its new logo and website. Cautioning that the economy would be sluggish unless jobs were created, he said: “Economy cannot be confined to top two percentage. The growth has to filter down… employment has to be generated”.
“My purpose of stressing on wage earning capability is because I am one who feels that the very large dose of free schemes must be abolished,” he said to a thunderous applause that drowned his voice. “The wage earning capability, wage earning happiness is entirely different from a free lunch,” he added.
Stating that there is a skill mismatch, between what is taught and what is required by industry, he wondered: “I cannot understand what you mean by skill development after five-year engineering course. So what skills have you developed over the five years? I don’t see any reason for skill development centres to exist.
The educational institutions must be skill development centres…”, he said. The Federation president Ravindra Modi And Chairman of the centenary celebrations committee Anil Reddy Vennam also spoke.