Mrunal Manmay Dash

Union MoS for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Electronics and Information Technology, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who inaugurated the third Education Group meeting of G20 in Bhubaneswar on Monday said that students should add ‘skilling’ to their career plan to meet the challenges in the future.

The topic of today’s meeting was ‘Transforming logistics for coastal economies with a focus on sustainability. It was held at the Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT) campus in Bhubaneswar.

Chandrasekhar, who joined the meeting as the Chief Guest, expressed his views on the importance of skilling the youth. "Students of young India are the most important stakeholders of any deliberation. I urge them to add 'Skilling' as an important aspect in their career planning."

“The youth must focus as much on their degrees and knowledge as they should on acquiring skills to be able to pursue the opportunities presented in front of them as there is no full stop to learning and skilling," Chandrasekhar said.

“India has never seen such a rapid growth; be it trains, roads or ports. The infrastructure network and logistics chain we are witnessing now have never been such robust before. That is why India is at number 5 right now and I am sure, we will be at number three sooner than expected,” Chandrasekhar added.

“This is an exhibition for future of work and the future of skill. This is a visual message for the students and the academicians that the future workforce requires a skill set that is new in nature. This exhibition encompasses all the facets of skills which India is going to need in the near future and how the workforce is going to acquire that skill in order to stay in the race,” he added.

Chandrasekhar also inaugurated the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) stall at the G20 Future Of Work Exhibition in Bhubaneswar. The elaborate stall displays various New India's digital initiatives leveraging the latest technologies.