Rituparna Kakati | 08 Nov, 2017
session on employment generation was held on Wednesday that saw participation
of Union Labour Minister, top level bureaucrats and experts from ILO, NITI
Aayog, Delhi University and other reputed organisations.
"Our Country has
highest youth population in the world and every youth want jobs. Coming
generations will not forgive us if urgent steps are not taken in the direction
of employment generation," said Union Labour Minister Santosh Kumar, while inaugurating the event.
session was organized by VV Giri National Labour Institute (VVGNLI) in Noida.
"Our government and
Ministry are moving in right direction on the path to skill development and
employment generation," the minster added.
In his speech, he
also termed the Modi government demonitisation decision as "historic".
During the event, Labour
and Employment ministry secretary M. Sathiyavathy said that 10 million
youngsters are added every year in the race to search a job.
"Unfortunately, many youngsters are lacking skill to get a
job in the market," she said, adding that the government is constantly trying
to fill up this gap.
official data, about 1.17 crore youth have been trained in various
skills in recent past and 920 job fairs were organized to get these youths
placed in industries and institutions.
Experts from Ministry of Agriculture and WCD and other
institutions also took part in the brainstorming session.