With an aim to meet India's required skilled labour, the government has plans to impart skill training to about 40 crore people in the next few years. This skill training project will be done under the amibitious 'Skill India' initiative, according to India's High Commissioner to the UK Navtej Singh Sarna.
Sarna, who was the chief guest at a function organised by the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in New Delhi to celebrate India's Independence Day, said 70 years ago, there were many who questioned India's chances of survival, but it had proved them wrong because of values such as inclusivity, simplicity and truth, it followed.
Noting that 50 per cent of India's population is under the age of 25, a huge amount of energy waiting to propel us forward, he said in the next 7 to 8 years, we are expecting to achieve 99 per cent literacy...
"We are planning to train 400 million skilled people in the next few years under the'Skill India' initiative to meet our requirement of skilled labour. We have set in motion an economic direction with very clear programmes of development answering these particular challenges," he said.
Similarly, 'Digital India' is the programme for a new age, and several other programmes that are aimed to harness India's huge potential.