Highlights of PM Narendra Modi’s speech on World Youth Skills Day: PM Modi articulated that the evolving work culture and nature of jobs have necessitated a change in approach and adapting to new needs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation’s youths on World Youth Skills Day on Wednesday and said there is a need to learn and upgrade our skills during the times of coronavirus and adapt to the new needs. The day also marks as the fifth anniversary of the Skill India Mission.
PM Modi said, “Learning new skills, reskilling and upgrading one’s skills are the demands of the times we are living in.”
He added, “People ask me that in these times when businesses and markets are changing so fast, how should we stay relevant. This question is even more important during this COVID-19 pandemic. Mantra to be relevant is to skill, reskill and upskill.”
“Skill is something which we gift ourselves, which grows with experience. Skill is timeless, it keeps getting better with time. Skill is unique, it makes you different from others,” said PM Narendra Modi.
The Prime Minister also spoke on how one’s skills make them self-reliant and can take them to great heights. He also said skills make on employable as well as self-employed.
He also said, “I extend my best wishes to youngsters on World Youth Skill Day today. During this time of coronavirus pandemic, along with work culture, the nature of job has also changed and the ever-changing new technology has also been affected, but youth is gaining new skills in the changing times.”