Arjun: Change mindset towards weaker sections
UNION HRD Minister Arjun Singh on Friday said there was a need to change the mindset of people who look upon vocational education for intellectually, socially and economically weaker students.Updated: Oct 14, 2006 16:57 IST
UNION HRD Minister Arjun Singh on Friday said there was a need to change the mindset of people who look upon vocational education for intellectually, socially and economically weaker students.
Speaking after laying the foundation stone for the building of Pandit Sunderlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education (PSSCIVE), the Union Minister quoted the Independence Day eve speech of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh assuring that vocational education and training programme would be implemented in mission mode.
He appreciated the efforts made by PSSCIVE in providing adequate working skills to youth. He also said the objective of national development could be achieved only by providing employable skills to youth.
Stressing the need to give due importance to bottom up approach for identification of skills for training in rural areas, Arjun Singh said youth should be prepared for both lower and higher order skills. He also said Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of basic education with emphasis on self-reliance and dignity of labour could be achieved through vocational education.
Former state education minister Indrajeet Patel presided over the function. PSSCIVE joint director Prof R G Chouksey, former minister Abhay Singh, mayor Sunil Sood, Chairman of National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR) Dr Mahendra Singh Chouhan, vice-chancellor of Sagar University Prof D P Singh and others present on the occasion.
First Published: Oct 14, 2006 16:57 IST