Morung Express News
Dimapur | March 18
Nagaland Governor, PB Acharya, today reiterated the urgent need for universities and educational institutions to impart skill development courses in their syllabi.
The governor said universities and colleges must impart education that is employable and create job opportunities to millions of educated India youths.
Acharya said the central government under Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, was planning to introduce compulsory skill development courses in the last semester in every university. Once this comes into effect, India would become the biggest human resource department in the world, he said.
The governor was addressing the inaugural function of the two day techno-cultural festival ‘Ekarikthin 2016’, organized by the National Institute of Technology, Nagaland, held at NIT campus Chumukedima.
Acharya imparting skills to the youth who comprises 68 percent of the country’s population would also empower the youth not to become job providers and not mere job seekers.
To tap the potential of the youth force, the governor said there has to be a dialogue between industry, resources, education and various agencies.
Acharya also said India with its rich cultural heritage and secular outlook has a great future. “Everyone is equal in this country and there is no second class citizen. Unity in diversity is the peculiarity of India”, he said.
Further, the governor also stressed on the need to preserve and promote the rich heritage including languages and dialects spoken by different communities and tribes in the country.
He said language and dialects form the core identity of a person and lamented that often in the name of higher education “we are forgetting our mother tongue.”
Director, NIT Nagaland, Dr. V Ramachandran, in his welcome address hoped ‘Ekarikthin 2016’ would highlight the technical culture and heritage of the country.