ITANAGAR, Sep 30: Chief Minister Pema Khandu said that his Government was aiming to train 9000 youths in the coming financial year under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), with minimum 70 percent employment guarantee.
“In order to encourage local entrepreneurship, we have launched Pundit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Swavalamban Yojana. A back ended 30 percent Capital investment subsidy is being provided for small and medium enterprises on loans ranging from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 1 crore excluding land and building,” the Chief Minister said after inaugurating the ‘Vijay Hi Vijay’, a state level youth leadership programme at VKV Chimpu here on Friday.
The Chief Minister emphasised on bringing quality education and not merely increasing the literacy rate. He called the ‘no detention policy’ as a failure that has crippled a generation in education.
No detention policy has been abolished and board examination system has been reintroduced in all schools in the state, the Chief Minister informed.
“Many of the youths today are literate but not educated in real sense. They are growing impatient, and losing the ability to analyse,” he said and reasoned it to the failure in the education system where many are taught to read but not able to make them distinguish what’s worth reading.
“Due to this the youths are failing to understand the value and ethics of life,” he said.
Emphasizing on unity among all tribes of Arunachal, he said it was essential if the state has to march ahead and called upon the youths to respect cultural differences.
The Chief Minister advised them to be responsible as the adolescence phase presents a critical period. A positive intervention can have benefitting effect but negative one can destroy the life of a child. He said.
Yuva Pramukh Gomar Basar spoke on the objective of the youth leadership programme.
The five-day youth programme is being organized to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Sister Nivedita. About 300 students from different colleges and universities across the state are participating in the ‘mahashibir’.