Swarna Bharati Trust: Venkaiah Naidu Exhorts People To Work For Country
Hyderabad: Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting Venkaiah Naidu said there is a dire need for Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) to contribute to creating skilled manpower. He exhorted that people should not be self-centred and work for the country. He said the mindset of expecting the government to do everything is not correct.
Speaking at a free medical camp organised by Swarna Bharati Trust in at Mutchintala village in Ranga Reddy district recently, Venkaiah Naidu said today Japan has 10 million apprentices and Germany has three million, but India has apprentices only in thousands. While 13 million Indians are attaining the age which makes them eligible to work we are able to teach work skills only to about three million persons. This gap has to be filled by government as well as NGOs. That is why Swarna Bharati has been striving in this field for 16 years, he said.
Arvind Panagariya, Vice President of NITI Aayog, who inaugurated the medical camp has congratulated the trust for enabling young men and women to work by imparting skills. He said people who were trained in work skills by the Trust are on their way to employment. Panagariya said life journey is long and a lot of opportunity come in the way. But people should acquire the required skills to grab the opportunities that come their way. Persistence and hard work are needed for any one to succeed in life, Panagariya said. He said that conducting a health camp for the rural poor is a laudable initiative.