Fatehgarh Sahib: Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy in presence of Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday inaugurated a Nanhi Chhaan Rural Skill Development Centre for girls in Salani village of Amloh constituency with assistance of Indus Edu Train company.
Addressing the gathering, Sukhbir said that the center opened at Salani village would train girls in professional streams of beauty and wellness with sub-courses of senior makeup artist and hair therapist. He said that the girls passing out from the four months’ course here would be awarded certificates by the academy of renowned hair stylist Jawed Habib. He also disclosed that by now 200 such centers have begun throughout the state.
He said he visualises opening of one such center in every block which afterwards would come around to one center after a cluster of every 10 villages. He strongly hoped that these centers would be instrumental in creating self employment avenues for the trainees.
He thanked the Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy for giving push to the efforts of the SAD-BJP government to make Punjab a model state in the skill development sector and re-iterated that Punjab would write new success stories in this sphere. He also elaborated that 1000 more such centers are likely to be sanctioned by the Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Sukhbir also informed that special emphasis would also be laid on training youth of the state in job oriented courses such as-Mechanic, Electrician and Plumber.
Badal said that the kind of developmental heights SAD-BJP government has made Punjab scale cannot be matched by any other government in the country and the people centric welfare measures such as- 2,000 free medicine and lab testing centers, health insurance for farmers and traders, free power worth 200 units to SC families are a clear proof of the commitment of the Punjab government to the welfare of all sections of state. He also said that in next five years all 12,000 villages would be equipped with solar lights, sewerage and clean drinking water facilities.
On the occasion, Rudy appreciated the efforts of the state government in making youth of the state self-sufficient by providing professional and skill education. Describing the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal as visionaries the Union Minister expressed confidence that the Punjabi youth would emerge as the most skilled in the world thanks to such initiatives.
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