‘Govt aims to create job opportunities for youth, ensure rapid economic growth’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Nov 2017 11:50:09


Staff Reporter,

INDIA is a country with over 1.2 billion people, 379 million (31) of which are in the age group of 18 to 35 (Census 2011). Despite being educated many of these young people are looking for jobs. The Government aims to create employment opportunities for youth, while focusing on rapid economic growth.

The Government’s assumption is that support for innovation will enhance entrepreneurship development which will in turn accelerate economic growth, opined Professor Pramod K Jain, Director, Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing (PDPM IIITDM), Jabalpur. Professor Jain, Director, PDPM IIITDM was addressing inaugural ceremony of two-day National Innovation Drive 2017 being organised on ‘National Convention on Digital Initiatives for Higher Education’ at Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing on Friday.

The event is being organised as per directives of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Central Government. As a part of national convention on Digital Initiatives for Higher Education, MHRD, GoI has directed all institutes of higher education to popularise this digital initiatives amongst students and invoke in them the culture of innovation so as to make ‘Make in India’ campaign a success. As a part of this initiative, the Institute is organising series of events on innovation amongst students of different institutes of higher learning in Jabalpur. Professor Jain further added that to focus on innovation and use of technology, the MHRD has set up Rashtriya Aviskar Abhiyan (RAA), a convergent framework that aims at nurturing a spirit of inquiry and creativity, love for Science and Mathematics and effective use of technology amongst children to encourage and support to heights of academic excellence and research.

Professor S S Sandhu, Dean of Students’ Welfare, Rani Durgavati University who was present as keynote speaker, spoke about innovation and role of sub and unconscious mind in fulfilling aim to innovate. Explaining about the power of sub and unconscious mind, Professor Sandhu disclosed about roadmap of the goal. He explained that to achieve a goal, one has to stimulate his sub and unconscious mind and to define his thought clearly to the mind. Following which, he makes a clear picture of his thought and implants picture of those thoughts/desires deep in sub and unconscious mind.

Earlier, competitions like Hackathon on ‘Digital India’, poster session on ‘Benefits of Plastic Money in Online Transactions’ and others were organised for students. Later, a panel discussion was also organised on ‘Digital India’ which was attended by Professor Jain, Director PDPM IIITDM, Jabalpur, Professor Sandhu Professor V K Gupta, Professor A Ojha and Moderator Dr S K Jain.