The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) organised a digital conclave for the second edition of Kaushalacharya Samadar 2020 Awards on Thursday.
The trainers across different sectors were felicitated for their exceptional contribution to building the country’s skilling ecosystem and preparing a future-ready workforce. The occasion had a written address shared by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s message for the country’s trainers, appreciating their persistent hard work and the tenacity in ensuring that the aspirations of today’s youth are kept alive, with apt skill training for their bright tomorrow.
In his written address, Prime Minister congratulated all the awardees. He stated that it is the government’s skill agenda to create a workforce that matches the global demands and with this vision, several efforts have been undertaken to enable a strong skill development ecosystem. The whole nation has come together under the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ mission and it is also the need of the hour to be self-reliant for every Indian, as the nation lives in the changing times. Many sectors are witnessing the growing demand for skilled youth. This is an opportunity for the young workforce to convert the present challenges into opportunities and become the strong pillars of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. It is integral that the nation laid enough emphasis on skilling, reskilling and upskilling. In this endeavour, the role of trainers and experts is most essential and crucial. Prime Minister said that he believes that the trainers who are awarded will inspire many others and will continue to contribute immensely to the lives of our youth and the country’s development.
A total of 92 trainers from diverse backgrounds across geographies from different categories such as Entrepreneurship training, National Apprenticeship Promotional Scheme (NAPS), Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), Short Term Training under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), Long Term Training under Directorate General of Training (DGT) and Industrial Training Centres (ITI) were felicitated at the digital conclave held Thursday.
Under Entrepreneurship Training Category, 3 trainers were awarded, 15 trainers under Jan SikshanSansthan. Further, 14 trainers were awarded under the Short Term Training and 44 were awarded under Long Term Training along with 15 corporates who were recognized and awarded for their contribution towards National Apprenticeship Promotional Scheme (NAPS).
Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, said, “The importance given to a ‘guru’ or a teacher in our culture showcases the integral role they play in shaping the lives of the students. Similarly, the skill trainers are playing an important part in accelerating the skilling ecosystem and in moulding the future of our youth in the right direction. As the times are transforming, the role of trainers and assessors is becoming more crucial as they pave the roadmap for our young generating in meeting the industry demands of the near future. I would like to congratulate all the awardees and we are extremely proud of our trainers for their devotion towards creating a globally competitive skilled workforce, helped us accomplish several milestones in the last five years. I am confident that we will continue our pursuit of excellence and with skilling, upskilling, and reskilling get closer to fulling the vision of Aatmnirbhar Bharat.”