BHUBANESWAR: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday flagged off 'Skills Caravan' which will create awareness in all the 30 districts of Odisha as part of the State Government's observance of the 'World Youth Skill Development Day'.
He flagged off the Caravan at the Special ITI at Khudpur in Jatni of Khurda district. The 'Skills Caravan' will travel all over the State till July 30 to create awareness on skill initiatives. Under the programme, the 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 organise 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.
The State Government had established the OSDA last year to provide overall direction, guidance and implementation of the skill development programmes in the State by converging different sectors. The OSDA aims to skill 6.7 lakh youths in next two years.