Govt according priority to skill devpt: CM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 Sep 2017 08:17:58


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“Central and State Governments both have accorded the topmost priority to skill development of youth. The Government has been implementing the scheme for 50 per cent fee waiver to more than 600 youngsters from minority community. So far, an amount of Rs 280 crore has been distributed under the scheme to 1.10 lakh students,” said Devendra Fadnavis, Chief Minister.

Fadnavis was speaking at a function organised by Mehmuda Shikshan Sanstha to mark distribution of cheques under skill development programme ‘Learn and Earn’ on Saturday. Nanda Jichkar, Mayor; Ajay Sancheti, Rajya Sabha Member; Anees Ahmed, former minister, were the chief guests on this occasion. Under the skill development programme, 700 students of Anjuman College were given training. Fadnavis distributed the cheque of scholarship of Rs 31.50 lakh to the students in the programme.

On this occasion, the Chief Minister also honoured eminent personalities for professional excellence in various fields. He presented ‘Dynamic Journalist Award’ to Rahul Pande, City Editor of ‘The Hitavada’. He also honoured Sunil Raisoni, noted educationist; Rajshree Jichkar, Ashfaque Ahmed, Anand Sancheti, Purushottam Maloo, Swapnil Agrawal, Dr Mukesh and Dr Premal Chandak, Shashi Thapar, Sanjay Deshpande, Atul Kotecha, Dr S M Rajan and Dr Mohammad Babar. Meritorious students namely Ayesha Rizwan Siddiqui, Dr Human Siddiqui, Farha Mirza, Amir Faisal Ansari, Rida Ansari, and Farheen Sana also were felicitated in the programme.

In his speech, Fadnavis said that skilled youths can contribute more effectively in strengthening the economy and aiding the progress of the nation. State Government has launched several initiatives for overall development of minority community. He praised Mehmuda Shikshan Sanstha for doing good work and said that the Government would extend all possible co-operation to it in good initiatives. The Government is working towards employment-oriented education policy, he added.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Indian Muslim Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IMCCI) and Mehmuda Shikshan Sanstha regarding
employment opportunities to the youngsters trained under skill development programme.

Anees Ahmed showered praise on Devendra Fadnavis. “Under the leadership of the Chief Minister, Maharashtra is on top in implementation of skill development programme. He has transformed Nagpur,” he said. He informed the gathering that Anjuman College students had created an electric-rickshaw. Ajay Sancheti also spoke on this occasion.

Dr Abdul Ahad conducted the proceedings of the programme and Dr Babar proposed a vote of thanks.