At the ‘Skill India’ launch, PM Modi said that India should evolve as the HR (human resource) capital of the world. The mission of Skill India basically aims at providing vocational training to youth across the country.
He says that just as China is the manufacturing factory of the world, in the same way, India has the potential to become the human resource capital of the world.
He further adds that the entire world needs skilled people. Hence, a huge market of job is available. So, India must map such needs and train the youth accordingly. India has the potential and expertise to provide a skilled workforce of about 4 to 5 crore, if the countrymen are provided with dynamic training in skills.
The prime minister says that this programme is a war against poverty, as training shall be provided to the poor lot. This way the poor individuals would be trained in specific skills and prove to be gems for the country. He further says that this programme is not just limited to skill training; rather it involves entrepreneurship.
In line with the rapid changing world and technology, the countrymen need to have futuristic vision, so as to plan for the next 10 years. He also understands the need for regular interaction between technology and industry experts.
Observing several developed nations which are abound of wealth, but lack in human resources, he says that in the near future, India will be the only country that may cater to this type of requirement if proper training for skills is provided here.
He also puts light on the training institutes in India that need to be dynamic. Indian citizen ns have huge capabilities and since centuries, this has been recognized world-over. So, to regain such expertise, training for skills holds utmost importance.
According to him, after the Indian IITs, its now the time for Indian ITIs (Industrial Training Institutes) to prove their worth globally.
The event saw a number of Union ministers including the defence minister Manohar Parrikar and the finance minister Arun Jaitley as well as chief ministers. Senior industry leaders and various foreign dignitaries were among the invitees.