Skilling, Reskilling And Upskilling New Mantra For Country's Youth: PM Modi
New Delhi, Sep 17 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday gave the mantra of 'Skilling, Reskilling and Upskilling' to the country's youth and exhorted them to innovate and continuously upgrade their skills in line with the evolving times.
The Prime Minister shared that the Centre is going to open more than 5,000 new 'Skill Hubs' to promote skill development in India.
In a virtual address to students at the first-ever convocation of (industrial training institutes) ITI students, the PM highlighted that job opportunities in the country are also rising with the advancement of technology.
'You will have to upgrade your skills in line with the future. Therefore your mantra should be Skilling, Reskilling and Upskilling,' he said, adding that students must keep an eye on the latest developments in their fields.
Observing that the first ITI was established in 1950 and around 10,000 ITIs were opened in the country in the following seven decades, the Prime Minister informed that nearly 5,000 new ITIs have been opened in the country during his government's tenure in the last eight years.
Over 4 lakh seats have been added to the Institutes during this period, he said, adding that experience-based learning is also being encouraged under the New Education Policy.
'You all are witnessing how India is taking a lead today in the fields of renewable energy, solar power, electric vehicles. Introduction of courses related to these areas in several ITIs will further facilitate job seekers,' Modi said.
(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without any modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)
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