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Telangana IT Minister unveils ambitious plan for skill development and job opportunities

Hyderabad: IT and Industries Minister D. Sridhar Babu announced plans to establish a skill centre and a skill university in every district, aimed at fostering technical skills among the youth of the state.

Emphasizing the government’s commitment, he stated that the primary focus would be on developing technical skills among the youth. Additionally, efforts will be made to fill 2 lakh vacant positions in various government departments, and attention will be directed towards creating employment opportunities in the private sector.

To mark National Youth Day and Swami Vivekananda Jayanthi, Minister Sridhar Babu paid tribute to Vivekananda by garlanding his statue during an event held at the office of the Director and Commissioner of Youth Services in Secunderabad. The occasion also saw the inauguration of a Job Fair, with Principal Secretary Swayasachi Ghosh and Managing Director Setwin Venugopal in attendance.

Organized under the auspices of Setwin, the job fair featured interviews conducted by 80 companies. Addressing the gathering, Minister Sridhar Babu emphasized the need for quality education and good employment opportunities for the youth. He highlighted the government’s plans to address these issues and connect the youth with meaningful employment, emphasizing that the Congress government is steering the state towards a goal after a decade of directionless governance.

The Minister outlined steps to provide employment opportunities, particularly in rural areas, and assured the audience that efforts were underway to eradicate the issue of drug abuse among the youth. Chief Minister Revanth Reddy has established a special wing dedicated to tackling this problem.

Sridhar Babu criticized the previous government’s lax approach to government job appointments but affirmed that the current government is committed to fulfilling the promise of appointing 2 lakh jobs, with an additional one lakh jobs in the domestic sector. The government is actively working to establish skill centres and universities in each district over the next five years, with the vision of positioning Telangana on the global map in the field of human resource development, he said. (INN)

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