PM Narendra Modi kicks of India’s first-ever Indian Institute of Skills in Kanpur
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday laid the foundation stone for the country’s first-ever Indian Institute of Skills in Kanpur, the idea of which was conceptualised by him during his visit to Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education. The institute is being opened by the skill development ministry in partnership with the Institute of Technical Education, Singapore.
The Prime Minister also launched a number of skill development initiatives, including Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras and Drivers’ Training Institutes.
The ministry of skill development and entrepreneurship is also set to enter into a strategic partnership with the leather and textiles industry in Kanpur to place one lakh youth under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana. Moreover, the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme will also be launched formally, an official said.
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The Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras are state-of-the-art model training centres (MTCs) which the skill development ministry intends to establish in every district of the country.
Later in the day, addressing a Parivartan rally in the city, the PM attacked the Opposition for not allowing Parliament to function and accused them of scuttling crucial debate on holding simultaneous national and state elections and funding of political parties.