The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has appointed A.M. Naik, Group Chairman of Larsen & Toubro, as the Chairman of National Skill Development Corporation India (NSDC).
Announcing this, Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, said, “Naik epitomizes the core values of a successful leader - strength, innovation, ingenuity, knowledge and foresight – values that are imperative to the success of any development initiatives in today's economy. I strongly believe that he will strengthen the existing system and create a framework that offers everyone equitable opportunities to acquire skills and secure a better livelihood.”
The appointment of Naik as Chairman of NSDC underscores the importance attached by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi to skill development. As the Prime Minister has repeatedly stressed ‘skilling brings a sense of self-confidence to the poor. Matching job creation with industry demand is the key to end unemployment. It is envisaged that, in the future, India will be the biggest supplier of workforce to the world.’
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