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India International Trade Fair inaugurated

Posted on Nov 16, 10:04AM | IBNS

Union Minister of Labour and Employment Mallikarjun Kharge Thursday inaugurated 'Skilling India', the theme pavilion at India International Trade Fair, 2012 at Pragati Maidan here.

Speaking on the occasion Kharge stressed for the specific efforts to impress upon youth, their parents and society as a whole, the need of skill development.

He said skill development is one of the most important tool for empowering the persons, increasing productivity of the enterprise and competitiveness of the country.

"The main objective should be to disseminate information to the unemployed youth and all sections of society about employment opportunities for skilled person."

Kharge said his Ministry has been at the forefront of skill development activities in the country.

"It offers multifarious opportunities for skill development through various schemes. Craftsmen Training Scheme, where training is offered through a network of 10341 ITIs."

The theme of this year's IITF'2012 is 'Skilling India'.