At the ‘New India for Young India’ session, Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said that over 15 lakh youth will be trained in ‘Future Ready’ skills
Recently, the Union Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Electronics & Information Technology, Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar addressed around 1,500 students as part of the ‘New India for Young India’ Initiative. He said that the target of the Central Government is to increase electronics manufacturing capability to Rs 24 Lakh crore by 2025-26, which will also help create over 10 lakh jobs.
Notably, students from Government Sri Krishna Rajendra Silver Jubilee Technological Institute (SKSJTI), Bengaluru & other colleges attended the event which was held at the Jnana Jyoti Auditorium. The Minister later had an interactive session with students to answer their queries ranging from skilling, R&D and innovation ecosystem, and entrepreneurship opportunities.
The minister was quoted saying, “Today, Young Indians are driving the country’s progress in India’s Techade. There are more than 90,000 startups, including 110 unicorns, in which young Indians are playing a big part. They have achieved their success due to their hard work and efforts and not because of any connections or famous last names.”
He mentioned that over 15 lakh young Indians from Karnataka will be given training in industry-relevant “Future Ready” skills. It is noteworthy that the minister cited examples of the opening of India offices of companies like Salesforce, Truecaller and Renesas, to highlight how opportunities are abundantly available and the skilling will help to equip young Indians to take on these opportunities.
‘New India for Young India’ is a series of interactions initiated by Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar, with school and college students that involve discussions around the developments in the digital and entrepreneurial space.