Nitish emphasises on skill development of youths

15 Jul 2017

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today emphasised on imparting skill development of youths who can immensely contribute to the development of both the state and the country.
"Bihar has the highest number of youths who are our capital. Bihar cannot develop without the overall growth of youths," Nitish said while addressing at a function organised on the occasion of 'World Youth Skill Day' here. "Youths' income will rise manifold if they are given training for the development of various skills and in turn, it will not only spur development of Bihar but also contribute in nation's growth," Kumar said. Stating that the state government has put 'skill development' programme of youths in the foreground of its agenda by including it in its 'seven resolve' programme, Kumar said that out of the seven resolves, two resolves are dedicated for youths development.
There are one of the five components of 'Arthik Hal Yuvaon Ka Bal' programme enumerated in the seven resolves, he said and added that giving training for the development of various skills to youths one of them apart from student credit card, Rs 1000 monthly self help assistance for two years, Wi- Fi at universities and college campuses and venture capital fund. Bihar's youths are talented and hard working and if they are properly trained or imparted skills, they would get opportunities, he said.
Stating that Bihar's youths have a complex due to their inability to speak English and operate basic computer skill, Kumar said the government has decided to impart its youths three types of skills - English and Hindi communication skill, computer skill and behavioural skill. Of the 1.13 lakh students who have registered themselves for availing various skill development training across the state since its launch on December 15, 2016, around 42,000 youths have availed training, the chief minister said. Merely 1978 students had enrolled themselves at 48 skill development centres across the state at the time of launch of the programme, he added.
The chief minister also talked about his government's commitment to build institutions in the state and how he had to put in efforts to build these institutions like IIT, Patna Centre of BIT Mesra, Chanakya National Law University, Chandragupt Institute of Management, NIFT, Arbhatta Knowledge University and various other medical and engineering colleges.