Jamshedpur, Mar 2: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das said women and children of the State were extremely talented and needed to realise their strength as only when they would stand on their feet would Jharkhand become prosperous and rich.
Addressing a programme organised by the State Khadi board here, he said even the Prime Minister had this thought that if the country and the nation had to move forward then women power should be further strengthened. Working on this mantra, the State Government was taking the help of the Khadi Gram Udyog board welfare department and other schemes to enhance the skills of the youth women and girls so that Jharkhand had a rich pool of trained manpower and moves further towards economic empowerment.
The Chief Minister said people from Jharkhand migrated in search of job. Those migrating also included girls where they unfortunately became victims of physical and mental exploitation. He said that the government wanted to stop migration and for this it was providing training to the girls especially those belonging to the tribal and dalit community and is linking them with jobs and self-employment.
The skill college in Ranchi had been inaugurated where 350 girls were being provided training in different trade and 18 pc of these girls are from the tribal and dalit community and said that many of them have been provided employment in the textile sector.
For the 40 lakh children studying in the government schools, uniforms would be stitched by the trained women so that they could get additional income. The women should use the sewing machine provided to them in this connection and assured that they would be provided Mudra loans to start their own business and promised all possible help from the side of the government.
Das said that there was the demand of talent across the world and their food the state government was providing training to the young generation as there was a need to bring change in the thought process and said that for being rich one should not have degrees only but need skills also. He said that incase they do not get jobs then they should try to stand on their own feet and become self-reliant. (UNI )