JK youth deserve better deal: Omar
Chief Minister Addresses Udaan Trainees At TCS Kolkatta
GK NEWS NETWORK
Kolkata, July 17: Pitching for transformation and positive change in the perception regarding Jammu and Kashmir youth prevailing in the minds of some people in the country, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Tuesday asked the Chief Ministers of all the states to play their role in creating palatable environment for J&K youth to pursue their future in the country.
“There is urgent need that the negative perception towards JK youth makes way for positivity and every one contributes towards achieving this goal”, he said and emphasized the need for all out endeavor jointly by the State and the Central Governments in this direction.
Addressing the trainees from Jammu and Kashmir selected under Udaan by Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) at a function at Ballygunge here today, Chief Minister also reminded India Inc of its corporate social sector responsibilities in the successful implementation of flagship programs like Udaan and Himayat aimed at skill development and employability of youth of Jammu and Kashmir to get gainful employment in the private companies within and outside the State.
The Chief Minister asked the corporate sector to substantiate the efforts of the government in tackling unemployment crisis by expanding job opportunities for the educated youth of the State. He said the programs like SKEWPY, Udaan and Himayat require active support of the private sector to obtain results.
Omar said that while J&K state has introduced an effective and befitting mechanism of encouraging MSME sector and self employment ventures through SKEWPY and other programs, the Udaan and Himayat programs with central assistance are part of the strategy aimed at upgrading skills and enhancing employability of the youth in consonance with the open market requirements.
The Chief Minister said that Udaan programme envisages skill development of 40,000 youth over a period of 5 years and placing them at managerial levels in private sector. The Chief Minister said that it was heartening to see young boys and girls of the State blooming and pursuing their career under the new and innovative initiative.
Later, replying the questions of trainees at an interaction session, the Chief Minister explained the roadmap of his government to tackle unemployment. He said that a multi-pronged approach has been put in place to provide jobs to the youth in government departments and private sector within and outside the State by enhancing their employability and improving skills.
Chairman Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Committee, Dr C Rangarajan and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Skill Development Programme and Vice Chairman Tata Consultancy Service, S Ramadorai also spoke on the occasion.
The first batch of 43 trainees is training under TCS Udaan initiative at Kolkata and the second batch will get the training soon. The trainees are from Baramulla, Anantnag, Sopore, Jammu, Bandipora, Srinagar, Kulgam, Shopian and Pulwama. They are mostly graduates in science, commerce and arts including BCAs. There are some MBAs, MComs and MCAs also.
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