Haryana focusing on developing traditional and modern skills
New Delhi, Nov 17 (PTI) In tune with the theme of India International Trade Fair, Haryana has showcased its efforts to build on traditional and modern skills at the annual event.
"In view of fact that the state''s growth rate is more than the national growth rate, the motive of the State Government is to excel in the field of skill development also," Haryana Chief Secretary P K Chaudhery said today.
He said that the state government has made tremendous efforts in the sphere of skill development which are highlighted at the Haryana Pavilion.
Steps have also been taken to facilitate artisans and potters to upgrade their skills as the state has set up a ''Mitti Kala Board'' and has been giving awards to encourage them, the official said.
To keep pace with changing scenario, he said that focus has also been laid to revamp the technical education.
During the last seven years, there has been expansion of educational infrastructure and the number of technical institutes has increased from 161 to 640 and annual intake gone up from 28,445 to 1,42,226 during this period.
"We are also taking steps to create a sizeable pool of technical and skilled manpower to take advantage of the knowledge economy," he said.
The setting up of an Indian Institute of Management has been approved by Government of India at village Garnavathi in district Rohtak and classes have also been started in a temporary campus at Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak from 2010-11 when 50 students were admitted and 124 students were admitted in 2011-12.
Haryana''s Principal Secretary, Industries, Y S Malik, Principal Secretary, Technical Education, Dhanpat Singh, Financial Commissioner and Chief Administrator, Trade Fair Authority Haryana (TFAH)cum-Principal Resident Commissioner P K Mahapatra and Administrator TFAH-cum-Additional Resident Commissioner, Haryana Bhawan in Delhi Anand Mohan Sharan were also present on this occasion.