Dehradun : Ahead of the World Youth Skill Day on July 15, the Uttarakhand Skill Development Mission (USDM) organized a skill India product/model exhibition, wherein student trainees from a number of government and private Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) across the state competed with each other through their products/models at ITI, Women Dehradun on Wednesday.
Director, USDM, Pankaj Kumar Pandey said, “It is the first time such a competition was conducted, which certainly gave the youngsters the needed exposure. This time youngsters from the ITIs of Dehradun, Tehri and Haridwar participated but we intend to make this event larger every year”. “The USDM was set up under the guidance of the chief minister, Harish Rawat and we want to ensure that more and more youth from the state who are unemployed or drop outs are trained in different skills. We want to contribute in increasing their employ-ability prospects”, he further said.
The main aim of the mission it is learnt is to promote skill development activities in youth and to help and monitor skilling programs implemented by different Government agencies. The State plans to train 6.5 lac youth and provide employment under the mission.
As many as 110 students, including boys and girls had participated from the various trade and streams in the event and the top 3 winners with their models will be given a chance to attend and compete in the Skill India Week from 11 – 15 July 2016 national event to be held in Kanpur. Government ITI boys Niranjanpur, Dehradun team won the first prize of Rs 10,000 for a crankshaft they had developed besides which the girls from government ITI New Tehri bagged a joint third prize with the Women ITI, Dehradun girls. The second prize was bagged by boys from Naveen private ITI Haridwar.
“We loved participating with our fabric designs and it was motivating to bag the third prize. Armed with the skills, now we can earn decently for ourselves” said RitikaRawat, who learnt the sewing technology trade at the government ITI New Tehri.
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