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Skill Development Policy needs to be tailored for Four Indias within India: TV Mohandas Pai, Chairman, Manipal Global Education

Sep 20, 2019


NEW DELHI, 20 September 2019: TV Mohandas PaiHonorary Adviser, FICCI Skills Development Committee and Chairman, Manipal Global Education today said that every state in India has diversity hence each state needs to have its own skill policy basis their own requirements.


Speaking at '12th Global Skills Summit, 2019''on the theme �India - The Skill Capital: Making it happen', organised by FICCI, Mr Pai said "Why shouldn't we give honorary degree to a highly skilled farmers to bring in respectability that society desires."


Mr Subroto Bagchi, Chairman, Odisha Skill Development Authority, said, "To shift the conversation from skill to skilled in Odisha, we are creating an aspirational branded idea that the best people come from Odisha." He further added that we need to show our kids the role models at an early age that make it aspirational for them to pursue the passion they have.


Dr Anup K. Pujari, Chairman, Karnataka Skill Development Authority, said that the country needs to develop a sense of respect for the vocational skills to make India the skills capital of the world. He said that skilling should also be seen as a way to supplement the family income and empowering women. "We need to inculcate a sense of respect in our children for people who support us as maids, plumbers, electricians and carpenters," he said, adding only then the youths will aspire to acquire vocational skills rather than merely a degree.


Dr Amer Awadh Al RawasChair, Oman Chapter, YCC and Founding Partner of Paradigms Consulting LLC said that "India is more than ready for Social integration with the rest of the world because of the lingual diversity, demeanor and culture for which India is known for."


Mr Bijay Sahoo, Chair, FICCI Skills Development Committee and Group President, HR, Reliance Industries Ltd said, "Making India a skill capital is just a slogan, until brought to reality with the efforts and skill realization of every Indian, and it would require a special focus on traditional skills as well."

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