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Omar for creating palatable atmosphere for JK youth in the country
Addresses JK trainees at Kolkata Asks Chief Ministers to play their role in this regard
JL News Service7/18/2012 1:57:20 AM
KOLKATA, JULY 17 – Pitching high 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 important role in creating palatable environment for J&K youth to pursue their future in the country.
“There is urgent need that the negative perception makes way for positivity and every one contributes towards achieving this goal”, he said and emphasized the need for all out endeavour jointly by the State and the Central Governments in this direction.
Addressing the trainees of Jammu and Kashmir selected under Udaan by Tata Consultancy Service (TCS) at a function at Ballygunge here today, the J&K Chief Minister also reminded India Inc. for its corporate sector social responsibilities in the successful implementation of flagship programmes 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 opportunity for the educated youth of the State”, he said adding that programmes like SKEWPY, Udaan and Himayat require active support of the private sector to obtain results.
Omar Abdullah 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 programmes, the Udaan and Himayat programmes with Central assistance are part of the strategy aimed at upgrading skills and enhancing employability of the youth inconsonance 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 level in private sector. “To achieve this goal in a time bound manner there is urgent need of coordinated and sincere endeavours by all the concerned”, he maintained and stressed on close coordination between private companies, Centre and State Governments in this regard.
The Chief Minister stressed on accelerating the pace of the programme adding that trainings and placements of selected trainees should take place in accordance with the provisions of the programme. “The success of this programme is essential to motivate more and more youth to take its advantage and pursue future under this programme”, he said.
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. “There is a challenge for you to retain your positions and grow in the company after obtaining jobs”, he told the trainees and advised them to make hard work benchmark of their delivery. “Such opportunities do not come easily. You have to prove your worth every day. Your success lies in your hard work and merit. You are the ambassadors and role models for others to follow and move beyond the borders of Jammu and Kashmir to prove their mettle”, he told the trainees asking them to take best advantage of this lifetime opportunity.
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 multipronged 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.
The Chief Minister said that while Udaan is aimed at high end job opportunities, Himayat programme takes care of the youth with lower educational qualifications. He said Udaan is more or less an initiative where private sector has greater role to play. “It is basically an initiative of the private sector in which State and Central Governments are facilitators”, he said in reply to a question.
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, M.Coms and MCAs also.
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