India TV Chairman and Editor-in-chief Rajat Sharma today called for making the ‘Skill India’ programme a big success.
At an event of World On A Platter in New Delhi, Sharma said that the ‘Skill India’ is not just a scheme but a movement.
“In our country, there is a trend that someone else takes credit for work of others. But people who have talent… who work from their own hand, should get recognition, respect. This is the need of the time. And when we manage to acknowledge their work, give them due respect and money for their work, I feel, the Skill India movement will succeed,” he said.
“I believe that there is something in the soil of this country that motivates even a poor. Even a common man can dream of doing something big. Prime Minister has started this Skill India programme and this needs to be converted into a movement,” he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had on 15 July, 2015 launched Skill India campaign. The scheme aims to train over 40 crore people in India in different skills by 2022.
It includes various initiatives of the government like "National Skill Development Mission", "National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, 2015", "Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)" and the "Skill Loan scheme".