India is planning to train 400 million skill people in few years under the PM Modi’s ‘Skill India’ initiative to meet the requirement of skilled labour; Navtej Singh Sarna, India’s High Commissioner to the UK said.
Sarna is in India to celebrate Independence Day and he was the chief guest of a function organized by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. He said that 70 years ago many people questioned about India’s chances of survival. But India has proved them wrong because India has followed its values such as simplicity, truth and inclusivity.
India’s 50% population is under the age of 25. So, there’s a huge chance to go forward. 99% literacy is expected in the next 7 to 8 years. He said, “We are planning to train 400 million skilled people in the next few years under the ‘Skill India’ initiative to meet our requirement of skilled labour. We have set in motion an economic direction with very clear programmes of development answering these particular challenges.”
He averred that India’s constitution is not only a dead letter. It has been amended a hundred times but the basic structure has not changed to ensure the vision of India that was introduced in 1947 and remains to this day.
Today India is a leading example. In all human history a democratic experiment has never been done earlier. He added, “We have huge challenges of poverty, education and disease, but if we can’t face them with our resources, and our survival instincts, not many can.” Noting that India’s culture and tradition are priceless, the Chairman of the Bhavan Joginder Sangar said that is what it stands for.
The longest serving Asian origin MP in the House of Commons, Keith told Joginder Sangar is an unofficial ambassador of India and the UK. He referred to Britain’s vote to exit from European Union and said “Now we have to look to India as main trading partner. Barry Gardiner the MP said Britain should now forge new relations with Commonwealth Countries, particularly India.”
Skill India is a campaign by PM Narendra Modi which was launched on 15th July, 2015 and its ambition is to skill 400 million people in India by 2022 in different skills.
The initiative is good but the point is there’s also some drawbacks; no proper training centre to train people and there’s no clarity or transparency in training and assessment procedure of training centres.