Punjab govt will set up a university for vocational education, says Charanjit Singh Channi
Speaking at the launch of the state government’s ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar’ and ‘Karobaar Mission’, technical education minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Tuesday said there was a need to bridge the gap between skill training imparted by the educational institutes and needs of the industry.
“The state government will set up a University of Vocational Education to bridge the gap between academic qualifications and vocational education,” Channi said.
Corroborating Channi, Trident Group chairman Rajinder Gupta said, “Education institutes should come forward to take suggestion from the industry on the type of skill set industry requires and formulate curriculum accordingly.”
Finance minister Manpreet Badal said, “The government would not let the youth of Punjab shift to foreign countries in the search of employment. I urge employers to join hands with the state government’s Ghar Ghar Rozgar Mission.” At the meeting, leading industry experts, including India Council for Research on International Economics chairperson Isher Judge Ahluwalia; Walmart India CEO Krish Iyer; Vardhman Textiles Ltd chairman Shri Paul Oswal; International Tractors Limited (Sonalika Group) vice-chairman AS Mittal and Capital Small Finance Bank founder and managing director Sarvjit Samra were present.
Local bodies minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and irrigation and power minister Rana Gurjit Singh were also present on the occasion.
It’s a mega fraud, says Akali Dal
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Tuesday described the “mega job fair” as a “mega fraud” on the youth of Punjab who had been denied government jobs and instead been handed over offer letters of private companies. The party claimed that the youth of the state were already getting such jobs under regular placement drives that these technical institutes held on a regular basis.
Former minister and SAD general secretary Bikram Singh Majithia said it was unfortunate that a “bogus” programme which was being touted as fulfilment of the “Ghar Ghar Rozgar” programme that the Congress had promised before the assembly elections.
Congress leader Sachin Pilot said on Thursday that the murder of tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Rajasthan's Udaipur and the manner in which it was executed shocked everyone. The killers, through fast track court, should be given such a punishment that will be an example for the entire country, Pilot said. Pilot highlighted that besides Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, Rajasthan was also a border state.
It is good to patronise the jamun hawkers, but you can also pick up the jamuns for free. These days, many Delhi pathways look like blood-splattered battlefields with the tiny pulpy fruit fallen from trees, their innards and purple juices squashed out by the pedestrians’ feet.
After the cabinet meeting, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the new buses will start arriving from August 2022 and by September 2023, all buses, including the 1,500 electric and 450 CNG-run air-conditioned buses, will be inducted into the city fleet.
Strong protests by pro-Jammu parties erupted in Jammu on Wednesday over barbaric murder of tailor Kanhaiya Lal in Udaipur. The protesters owing allegiance to the Dogra Front, Shiv Sena and Bajrang Dal raised slogans against the brutal killing and demanded strict action against the perpetrators. They also demanded sacking of the Ashok Gehlot-led government over the deteriorating law and order situation in Rajasthan. The protesters also burnt effigies of the two attackers.
Jammu & Kashmir lieutenant governor Manoj Sinha held a meeting with several political leaders of the union territory at Raj Bhawan in Srinagar on Wednesday evening. The meeting was held to discuss the current situation in J&K and the Amarnath Yatra that will begin on Thursday. The Lt Governor said the meeting was held to discuss the management of Amarnath Yatra. PDP chief spokesman Suhail Bukhari, however, didn't say whether pDP president Mehbooba Mufti will attend the meeting.