Governor of Maharashtra and chancellor of universities in the state C Vidyasagar Rao on Monday said that it was time to provide skill development to youth and women. He said the state has started directing universities across the state to adopt skill development training.
Rao was speaking at the 75th convocation of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) on Monday. He said, “Our world is a youthful one. Nearly 55% of the 1.2 billion people in our country are below the age of 25 years. It is also a world where 95% of the people work in the informal sector and the levels of unemployment are high and increasing. Education must rise to meet the aspirations of a young nation.” Rao said it was high time that education provided sustainable employment to youth.
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While presenting the institute’s annual report during the convocation, Director S Parasuram said, “Since inception, TISS has been engaged in cutting edge research and socially responsive programmes in the areas of skill development, homelessness, social health, mental health, water and sanitation, and disaster management. With its limited resources, TISS is continuously engaged in encouraging individuals to engage in critical areas to empower the marginalised and vulnerable groups.”