Education top priority for Jharkhand: CM

The Jharkhand Government has set education among its top priorities and will train around 20 lakh youths in the next five years to contribute in the growth of state’s economy, Jharkhand Chief Minister Shri Raghubar Das said at the Education and Skill Summit 2016 organised jointly by Elets Technomedia Pvt. Ltd and the Government of Jharkhand here on Friday.

“Our top priority has been Gaon, Gareeb and Kisan (villages, poor and farmers). We believe that economy of our state will grow only when we will be able to ensure basic amenities such as education, health, water and roads for the people of the state,” the chief minister said.

“The Government of Jharkhand has decided to impart skills and train around 20 Lakh youth over a period of five years in the sectors like Agriculture and MSME, Health, Paramedics, Infrastructure, Road and Transport, Tourism, Power and Utilities, Water and Environment and Banking and Financial services”, he added while addressing the delegates.

The Summit was a congregation of Central government officials, State government officials, eduleaders, policymakers and key stakeholders from various parts of the country and the world.

According to Chief Secretary, Government of Jharkhand, Smt Raj Bala Verma: “Jharkhand has vast industrial and physical infrastructure. We are focussed in providing a friendly business environment and necessary infrastructure for the industries to establish and expand.”

Ajoy Kumar Singh, Secretary, Department of Higher, Technical Education and Skill Development, Government of Jharkhand, said: “State government has tried to make complex procedures simplify in the last 18 months. We are doing lot of initiatives in the sector of Education and skill development. We have published model guidelines for the establishment of private universities in the state.”

“The aim of the Conference was to put Jharkhand in the spotlight for its development as a ”Global Education Hub, ”said Dr Ravi Gupta, the organiser of conference and CEO of Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd.

Through this summit, the Government of Jharkhand also sought to invite investors for the upcoming global investor summit to be held from16-17 February 2017 and intended to transform the state into an education hub, which is likely to give investors huge opportunities for business, and create an ecosystem for which the Government of Jharkhand has developed a transparent system.

The Summit witnessed participation from Government of India’s Ministry of Higher, Technical Education and Skill Development and Department of School Education, who are making their department more efficient and smart. Delegates from the International Labour Organisation and World Bank also participated in the daylong Summit.

Dignitaries from global education organisations, embassies, education departments, government higher education institutes and skill development councils discussed best practices in their respective fields, putting forth their vision for state’s development in the summit.

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