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Himayat targets 1 lakh jobs for J&K youth in 3 yrs

Greater Kashmir 2018-08-09 01:38:55

JKSRLM holds PIA orientation programme

Tasked with a target to provide employment to more than 1 lakh youth of Jammu and Kashmir in 3 years, JKSRLM started a two-day orientation workshop on Himayat scheme for project implementation agencies (PIAs) on Wednesday at SKICC here. 

The introductory workshop is a first of its kind in which all the PIAs were present and briefed their areas and skills which will be imparted to the interested candidates who aspire to undergo the skill training under the scheme.


Himayat is a skill development cum placement programme for unemployed youth of the Jammu and Kashmir under the umbrella of Deen Dayal Upadhaya Gramin Kaushalaya Yojana (DDU-GKY) with a focus on providing skilled and sustainable employment for rural poor.

According to an official spokesperson, Secretary RDD Sheetal Nanda was the chief guest on the occasion. 

Speaking on the occasion, Nanda highlighted the need and importance of the Himayat Scheme in Jammu and Kashmir. She said Himayat programme is not just another scheme buy a mission and a responsibility to counsel, train and place the youth of the state so that they can be productive for themselves and for the society as well.

She directed to hold two counselling programmes with the aspiring candidates and one with their parents so that all the misconceptions about the training and the placement thereof are addressed among them. She said only serious and dedicated candidates should be undertaken for the training session.