(Courtesy: The Shardans newspaper published by the Department of Mass Communication, Sharda University)
Article By: KIRTI DATT
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fret of India’s economic growth has configured the inkling as a best foot forward after the commencement of the “Make in India” campaign”. Industrialists from all over to decoy the new Indian market conditions are surmised on the certitude that India can boast spiritually exuberant people with the Holy Grail of Labour.
Vasco Da Gama was the first European to make his voyage through the sea route in India. It however, engendered the vehement opinion for globalization Education, workforce, capital and individual character emerged as a cardinal hegemony for globalization to take place.
“India offers democracy, demographic demand and the world is ready to come to Asia,’’ says PM Modi.
Every country has its own history to tell which makes it unique. The heteromorphic approach is plausible only in a democratic country to achieve the goals of fortune. The copper-bottomed facet for a country’s headway is not only arbitrated by the democratic and demographic demand of a country to invest in but skill development of civilians play a major role. To clinch a gain from the investors the chief duty of the government is to proffer them with trust by blueprinting such policies for their further assistance.
But this is not the only factor that investors are relying on; one cannot walk bizarre by empathising on one’s economic condition and neglecting the person’s skills of utilisation in appropriation. This is where Narendra Modi has nailed his concern; Perorating on “Vocationalisation of education for the Indian youth” is where not only the youth were found inquisitive to listen to Modi, but also the elderly folk raised their concern for the Indian youth which came out as vociferous stand for the issue.
One cannot neglect the fact that from last two years no investors have bothered to invest in India; for their purpose to modular their standards against the bar is seen incontestable by the Indian youth to sustain for the investors to invest. This may ebb India into much lower standards because media reports has pointed out that most of the population lies in the age bracket of 18- 35 years.
For transforming India, the youth is contrasted as “Future Young Power (FYP), but if to perpetuate, the progeny is still dependent on families in their adulthood for the hanger-on, as a result the look-in over the pinnacles is tough to procure. With the fewer jobs get-at-able to the youth, they determine government as escape clause from the laws.
The developed nations to adopt a hardliner approach of vying with others weaknesses has given a cogent remark for a poor to draw a line of disparity between the “Have Nations’’ and the “Have not Nations” like India”) on the basis of themselves being harrowed into human trafficking.
Not bestowing the able youth with employment to celebrate their heyday and the high-rise inflation complimenting investor s’ contempt has led to dwindling the earning hands in India to support their families and their purchasing power awfully weak.
After tracing the arguments of “First World” versus “Third World,” many scholars support the hypothesis that every event has a cause.
India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world and in propulsion while talking about ancient Indian glory; we often refer it as Golden Sparrow. As per statistics of World Gold Council, India’s expenditure on gold imports is – about twenty percent of its total imports; about 145% of foreign investment in the country; about 425% of Indian Central Government’s expenditure on education; about 63% of the country’s defence budget.
In terms of “Education Index”, the nation does not compare well with other global powers. In the year 2013, India’s education index was 0.65 and it ranked 135 in the Human Development Index.
Education is an intrinsic element where even the unschooled person’s wealth to relish cannot surpass the power of it as education is amour proper to scrimmage all hurdles. The Twelfth Five year plan covers education as an issue of concern when India as a developing nation to compete with the commanding nations.
Developed countries for its transmutation consider science as positivist, empirical and as objective to adopt technology, putting in secular ideologies to in see modernization as an economic model. Developing countries are much primitive, not easily capable to adopting technology. This has created a North-South divide also called as “Digital Divide.”
Even though the government of India has modus operandi working for skill development of the youth but due to people’s slap-happy courage they are not able to amass the government’s policies for their benefit. So, the question to surface is whether the private sectors to play a role in operating the skill development practice for the youth? So shouldn’t the private sector get involved in skill development?
National Skill Development Agency, Government of India, works for the skill development in the society. Currently, skill development efforts are spread across approximately 20 separate ministries, 35 State Governments and Union Territories and the private sector. The primary motive behind skill development program is to:
- Develop a strategy for skill development at the national level, along with variations at the state level.
- Map the gaps in the area of skill development and develop strategies to address the skill deficit.
- Identify new areas for employability and promote skill development in such sectors.
- Promote greater use of Information Communications Technology in the area of skill development.
- Provide guidance through the Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development for activities to be undertaken by the Centre and the States and by the National Skill Development Corporation.
Schemes launched by the Congress Government in the year 2013 for skill development:
National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme –
Former Union Finance Minister Shri P. Chidambaram had pioneered the National Skill Certification and Monetary Reward Scheme. This was the first ever scheme launched in India. In the Union budget he proposed to allocate 1,000 crore for the scheme to invigorate the youth to build up their skills grabbing the advantage from it. The highlight of the scheme was to brand STAR (Standard Training Assessment and Reward).
Role of private sector in monitoring support to the youth for the skill development:
Though in the age of modernization the government has updated its mode of information deliverance by embracing the concept of E-governance but still there are impuissant people without the knowledge of computer access. Around 40% of the people working in offices have no or less knowledge of data operating through computerization which is inglorious for our country who already being named as IT hub where other nations peek in for their innovation. How can skill development on virtuous standards kill the standard of the nation? , where the canon of the country’s development is judged by the technological advancement shared by the people.
The unrivalled part is that the Third World citizens were ready to better their lives and were willing to save and take risks in pursuit of private profit. In turn, there was a revolutionary improvement foreseen, banks started to mobilize savings, infrastructure developed was notably in transportation and communication.
The term to be highlighted here is the “Need to Achievement” not only to opt by the developing countries but the developed countries too for illimitable progression in every part of the world. The private sector has a humongous role to play in order to bring enormity in their business skills by training the youth which can be even more effective than the machines to work.
The institutions must build out for providing skill development training to the youth should be on the cynosure. Teachings like self- development course to become innovative should be the part of the private sector s’ manifesto to impart youth education not only for their professional development but also the idiosyncratic improvisation should be their concern to make them the preferable youth to be accepted in the society. The most recent efforts from the corporate sector is composition of Jubilant Bhartia Foundation as a social responsibility arm for rural women. It works to enhance the livelihood of the youth which includes technical literacy, vocational training, life skill training and subsistence living training. It has the capacity to provide skill development training to 2500 candidates every year.
Youth has the power to tread the boards because it’s the pychic structure of the youth that attains maturity at the proceeding levels which makes them ready to work in the society.
“We the youth fills India, it is our private sector who can make India.” JAI HIND, JAI JANMBHOOMI.