Pune research group’s Vishwas Lokare underlines the need for dignity of labour
Vishwas Lokare, president, Pune construction engineering research foundation, says that the work of labourers must be valued and respected.pune Updated: May 17, 2018 18:33 IST
In India, we are stuck with classifying jobs as labour jobs and white-collar jobs. This is not the case abroad,” said Vishwas Lokare, president, Pune construction engineering research foundation during an event held recently at Bhageerath auditorium of Persistence Systems Ltd. He said that the work of labourers must be valued and respected.
The event was organised by Dnyanada Institute of Flow Piping Technology to mark its seventh anniversary. Lokare launched the institute’s website and unveiled a book on skilling written by Subhash Inamdar, director, Dnyanada Institute of Flow Piping Technology.
Medha Kulkarni, MLA; Sarvesh Javdekar of Vilas Javdekar Developers; Dr. Pravin Dabalgaon, prant karyavah, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s western Maharashtra province; Abhay Math, director, DIFPT and Subhash Inamdar, director, Dnyanada Institute of Flow Piping Technology were present at the event.
Kulkarni said, “Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay Grameen Kaushalya Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Kaushalya Vikas Yojana and National Skill Development Authority are providing funds for skill development. It is important to have psychological transformation towards skill development and we are working towards it."
The legislator said that the government is closely monitoring the schemes to ensure that benefits reach rightful recipients. “We are insisting on establishing skill development university in Pune and will also try to make space and funds available for the same," she said.
Inamdar said that finding and sustaining students for plumbing training is a major problem. "Most young people have dreams of becoming rich overnight. It is necessary to make skill training mandatory in schools from Class 8,” he said.
Math said that the organisation has created 'Kaushalya Doot’ (skill messenger) to spread the benefits of plumbing training to the unemployed youth. “So far, Dnyanada Institute of Flow Piping Technology has helped 800 students learn plumbing skills. The organisation is soon to start plumbing training for women. Gas piping has also been included in the skill training syllabus.”
First Published: May 17, 2018 18:32 IST