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Prime Minister launches National Mission for Skill Development

Along with formally launching the mission and unveiling the new “National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015”, Narendra Modi has also launched Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) and the Skill Loan scheme

Skill India campaign launch

NEW DELHI, July 15: On the occasion of the first ever World Youth Skills Day, the Government of India has launched SKILL INDIA Campaign here today. On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally launched the “National Skill Development Mission” and unveiled the new “National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015”. The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy was the Guest of Honour on this occasion. Prime Minister also unveiled the Skill India logo and launched four landmark initiatives of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship: National Skill Development Mission, National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) scheme and the Skill Loan scheme. The Skill India logo depicts a clenched hand in which a spanner and pencil are firmly held, exemplifying the empowerment of the individual through skilling. The spanner and pencil are held together, suggesting that both skill and general education are at parity and aspirational for India’s youth. The tagline, ‘Kaushal Bharat, Kushal Bharat’ suggests that skilling Indians (‘Kaushal Bharat’) will result in a happy, healthy, prosperous and strong nation (‘Kushal Bharat.’) A short film unveiling the logo was shown, which featured the Sanskrit chant ‘SarvadaVigyataVijaya,’ meaning ‘Skill Always Wins'. Union Ministers Arun Jaitley, Manohar Parrikar, Suresh Prabhu, Anant Geete, Jagat Prakash Nadda,Shri Ananth Kumar, Narendra Singh Tomar, Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Piyush Goyal and Santosh Kumar Gangwar were present on the dais. Chief Ministers, State Ministers, Secretaries to the Government of India, and other representatives from central and state governments were present at the event. Foreign dignitaries, including Ambassadors and High Commissioners, senior industry leaders, representatives of multilateral organisations and from industry associations also attended. ITI faculty, skill trainers and trainees from a range of training programs also participated.