1100 Youths Selected for Employment at Kaushal Mahotsav in Varanasi

Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey with Dr. Satendra Ayra [CEO – ASCI] at ASCI stall

A two-day skill exhibition and employment fair was organized at Pandit Deendayal Hastkala Sankul at Bada Lalpur, Varanasi on 12th & 13th of February 2020. The motive of this Mahotsav was to encourage the youth of the state in skill development and to connect them with new employment opportunities. Around 4000 youths got registered on the first day of employment fair, in which 1100 youths were short-listed for employment. The Chief Guest of the program was Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Dr. Pandey said that 95 companies from 20 sectors participated in the employment fair.

Such an event will provide opportunity for youth for vocational education and training. The government's intention is everyone's development. Under this, skills are being provided to the youth. This fair will bridge the gap between demand and supply. At the fair, 1100 youth received offer letters for the posts of Retail, Sales Associates, Sales Executive, Market Executive, General Duty Assistant, Associate Engineer, Machine Operator etc. Sonbhadra MP Pakodi Lal, MLA Saurabh Srivastava, Praveen Kumar and many others were present on the occasion.

Agriculture Skill Council of India (ASCI) is working under the aegis of the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE). ASCI is working towards the capacity building by bridging gaps and upgrading skills of farmers, wage workers, self-employed & extension workers engaged in organized/unorganized segments of Agriculture & Allied Sectors.

Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship has motivated skilling to be a major focus area for all domains/segments and Kaushal Mahotsav was a great platform for companies to know more about skilling India. Agriculture Skill Council of India has embarked on several other initiatives with state governments Pan India, to improve the livelihoods of farmers, farm and wage workers, self-employed and extension workers engaged in various agriculture segments.

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