In line with his vision of making India the Skill Capital of the World by empowering its youth to be more employable and self-sustainable, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has laid the foundation stone of the country’s first Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) in Kanpur.
The IIS was conceptualised by Modi during his visit to Singapore’s Institute of Technical Education.
The institute is being opened by the Skill Development Ministry in partnership with the Institute of Technical Education, Singapore. The Ministry has decided to have six such institutes.
The event is being organized in the presence of Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Ram Naik; Union Minister of State (I/C) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy; Minister of Panchayati Raj, Uttar Pradesh Shri Ram Govind Chaudhary and MPs Dr Murli Manohar Joshi and Shri Bhole Singh.
The Prime Minister also inaugurated the Kaushal Pradarshini (Skill Exhibition) for the youth of Uttar Pradesh, besides addressing a Parivartan rally in Kanpur.