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Industry should design syllabus to resolve unemployment: Parliamentarians

Jul 12, 2019

MPs should take notes from entrepreneurs


NEW DELHI, 12 July 2019: Industry should take part in designing the syllabus and Parliamentarians should take notes from young entrepreneurs to resolve the issue of unemployment. This was highlighted at 'FICCI Young Leaders Forum', yesterday.


Speaking at the forum, where several young entrepreneurs interacted with select Parliamentarians, Ms Jothimani S, Congress Lok Sabha MP from Karur (Tamil Nadu), said that there is a huge gap in the present education system in the country and the rise of joblessness is quite worrying.


"Industry should be part of the syllabus making process," said Ms Jothimani, as part of a long-term solution in reply to a query raised by a startup founder who wanted the government's help for students facing difficulty in paying back the education loan.


Mr Gaurav Gogoi, Congress Lok Sabha MP from Kaliabor (Assam) said, "Lot of jobs can be created in the agriculture sector provided there is more synergy between agriculture, food processing and allied activities, and across entire value chain right from production, market link, distribution to online retail. Tourism can be another one though lot of skilling is required. Besides, India can be the world���s hub for healthcare and higher education."


Mr Prajwal Revanna, Janata Dal (S) Lok Sabha MP from Hassan, Karnataka said, "There should be more regular forums like these to educate us on the needs of the entrepreneurs and FICCI can act as a bridge between industry and politicians."


On the idea of industry using CSR funding for overall development of the country by adopting a village in the vicinity, Ms Mahua Moitra, All India Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha MP from Krishnanagar (West Bengal) said, "Industry might be far from the people who actually need the support. Industry needs to wake up to the fact that these people may not be in a position for a quid pro quo. This is where industry and politics can come together."


Mr Tejasvi Surya, BJP Lok Sabha MP from Bangalore South (Karnataka) said, "The current government speaks the language of India's young. It talks about new age technologies, stock exchange for social organisations and about New India."     


Other MPs who interacted with the young leaders were Mr Rahul Kaswan, BJP MP from Churu (Rajasthan), Mr Nazir Ahmed Laway, J&K Peoples Democratic Party Rajya Sabha MP from Jammu and Kashmir and Mr Hibi Eden, Congress MP from Ernakulam (Kerala).


Mr Shashwat Goenka, Chairperson FICCI Young Leaders Forum and Sector Head - Retail & FMCG, RP Sanjiv Goenka Group said, "The interactive session is a suitable platform for highlighting the common grounds/ hindrances to the government authorities. It facilitates dialogues and highlights the commitments of Young India towards 'New India' vision and goals."


Mr Abhishek Ganguly, Co-chair FICCI Young Leaders Forum, Managing Director, Puma India said, "Entrepreneurship plays an influential role in economic growth and standard of living of the country. Corporates of young India are dedicated towards the growth and development of national economy."


The FICCI Young Leaders Forum acknowledges India's talented young leaders and this initiative is meant to identify, encourage and nurture promising future business leaders of India.

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