BENGALURU: The target of the Narendra Modi Government is to increase electronics manufacturing capability to ₹ 24 Lakh crore by 2025-26, which will also help create over 10 lakh jobs. This was stated by Union Minister of State for Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Electronics & Information Technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar, while addressing a packed audience of around 1,500 students from Government Sri Krishnarajendra Silver Jubilee Technological Institute (SKSJTI), Bengaluru & other colleges as part of the ‘New India for Young India’ Initiative.
Remembering ‘Appu’ (the popular Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar as he was commonly referred to) on his birthday, Rajeev Chandrasekhar said the day is observed as ‘Spoorti Dina’ or Inspiration Day, and that the occasion could not be more apt to discuss opportunities in #IndiaTechade with students.
Drawing a comparison between India pre-2014 and post-2014, when Narendra Modi took over as Prime Minister, the Minister said the country is today at an inflection point – the most exciting period in its history and the present generation of students were ‘the luckiest generation’ in Independent India’s history.
After the address, the Minister had an interactive session with students in which he answered their queries ranging from skilling, R&D and innovation ecosystem, entrepreneurship opportunities & recent meeting with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’.
Replying to a question, the MoS said, “At least 15 lakh young Indians from Karnataka will be given training in industry relevant Future Ready skills.” He cited examples of the opening of India offices of companies like Salesforce, Truecaller and Renesas, to highlight how opportunities are abundantly available and the skilling will help to equip young Indians to avail these opportunities.
‘New India for Young India’ is a series of interactions initiated by Rajeev Chandrasekhar, with school and college students that involve discussions around the developments in the digital and entrepreneurial space under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The session was very well received by students and the faculty present in the auditorium.
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