Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today flagged off 'Skills Caravan' which will create awareness in all the 30 districts of the state. Patnaik set the skill vehicle running as part of the state government's observance of the 'World Youth Skill Development Day'. He flagged off the caravan at the special ITI, Khudpur at Jatni of Khurda District. The 'Skills Caravan' will travel to 30 districts in the state till July 30 to create skill awareness initiatives.
Under this programme the skills Caravan (Mobile Digital Movie Theatre or Digiplex) will spread the awareness, said S Bagchi, the Chairman of Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA). Similarly, at the district level, collectors and their teams will organize several skill awareness sessions during the stay of the caravan in their respective area. With this initiative the Odisha government has once again reiterated its mission to bring transformative human development in the state through skilling the youth and making Skilled in Odisha-a Global Brand, said Bagchi. To achieve this mission, the state government last year established the Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) to provide overall direction, guidance & implementation of skill development programs in the State by converging different sectors. It aims to skill 6.7 lakh youth in next 2 years.
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