SME Times News Bureau | 11 Oct, 2018
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that
skill development should be a continuous process and the innovations must help
making the lives of people better.
He said this while addressing the gathering at
the Valedictory of the Diamond Jubilee Celebrations of Educational Institutions
run by Nachimuthu Industrial Association (NIA), in Pollachi, Tamil Nadu on
The Vice President also expressed concern over
the rising urban rural divide and stressed the need to create urban amenities
such as educational institutions, uninterrupted electricity, access to drinking
water and medical facilities at affordable cost for the benefit of people.
He argued in favour of a bias towards rural areas
in allocating funds, creating infrastructure at par with urban areas.
Addressing a young gathering of school children,
the Vice President highlighted the need to acquire skills to grab the
opportunities in the technology driven job market.
Develop the habit of upgrading your skill set in
line with the changing technology, he said. Skill development forms a fitting
bulwark against the increasing vagaries of the global business environment and
honing and polishing skills should be a continuous practice, he added.
Quoting report by a leading employment solutions
company that claimed that more than 90% of the engineering graduates of India
were unemployable, Naidu cautioned the young students understand the
seriousness of the situation.
He has asked teachers & educational
institutions to take a good hard look at the curricula and the teaching method
so that the gap between a classroom and the workplace can be bridged.
The Vice President said that government of India
is extremely sensitive to the dreams and aspirations of young India and is
doing everything possible in its power to support, nurture and empower the
youth of the country.
It is up to young people to make use of this
opportunity, he added.
Tasking the universities, colleges and premier
institutions to focus on innovation, the Vice President said that innovations
must help making the lives of people better. Innovations should keep in mind
the status of our environment as well.
He highlighted the need to use Science &
Technology to protect the nature and take steps to restore the lost balance in