Hazaribagh/Ranchi 27 Nov: Pan-IIT Alumni Reach for India Foundation (PARFI) announced the launch of “Kalyan Gurukul”, a multi-trade skill development centre in Hazaribagh to facilitate skill training and increase opportunities for employment for the economically backward youth. This new skill training centre is part of PARFI’s ongoing initiative to skill youth in Jharkhand and make them industry ready, thus creating employment.
The Gurukul will be run by “PREJHA Foundation” a joint initiative of the Department of Welfare, Government of Jharkhand and PARFI setup with an objective to enable skill development and entrepreneurship to under privileged sections and will aim to set up one Gurukul in each district of Jharkhand as its initial mandate. PREJHA is a non-profit joint enterprise to implement and scale sustainable welfare initiatives.
This initiative replicates the Gurukul model of learning for skill development across all the districts of the state and thus provides a network of sub-ITI institutions accessible to schools dropouts, underprivileged and those who are from the lower strata of the socio economic background.
Inaugurating the centre Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation said, “It is important to provide the youth with the requisite skills that will make them employable. This new Gurukul in Hazaribagh will help create skilled manpower and ensure sustainable employment, thus improving the socio economic status of our people.” He added “Skill India is a focus area of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sustainable welfare initiatives are a focus area of the government”.
Hari Padmanabhan, chairman, PARFI, said, “The Gurukul is part of our ongoing initiative to create an opportunity to the tribals, the underprivileged and those below the poverty line to gain skill development that will make them employable and make Jharkhand proud of them.”