Bhubaneswar:3/6/18: “Skilled in Odisha” mission entered into its 2nd phase of Transformation with formulation of New Mission, Vision, Values and Road Ahead by skill leaders of Odisha in a 2 day workshop concluded in the premises of Police Bhawan last evening.
The Minister Planning & Convergence and Skill Development & Technical Education SmtUsha Devi, Advisor Odisha Skill Development Authority Subroto Bagchi, Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi and Principal Secretary Finance Tuhin KantaPandey congratulating the Skill Team for remarkable success in the 1stphase gave them ‘go ahead’ for the 2nd phase of Transformation.
Addressing the valedictory session of the 2 day workshop, Minister Planning & Convergence and Skill Development & Technical education Usha Devi said the “skill transformation of Odisha has created a mark at national level and we will soon emerge one among the best at international level”.
Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi in his address as guest of honour said, “the exercise made in the 2 day workshop is ‘best in class of its own’. Carrying forward the standard of ITIs towards excellence marks the uniqueness of Odisha from rest of the country in skill scenario. Now the new Mission is on its way towards sustainability”.
Principal Secretary Finance TuhinKantaPandey mentioned, “human resource is the foundation and face of the Institutions. The “Can Do” spirit among skill leaders of Odisha has brought about a qualitative difference.
“With new skill initiatives the youth of Odisha is now thinking that we can compete with rest of the world and we can lead. This has been evidently proved in the World Skill Competitions organized in Cuttack recently under the aegis of Odisha Skill Development Authority”, he added.
Principal Secretary Skill Development and Technical Education Sanjay Kumar Singh while presenting key note address of the valedictory session said, “the journey of transformation in Technical and Vocational education started 2 years back with introspection about where do we stand in world skill scenario. In the process we have integrated “hardware, software and heartware” components of the skill and now Odisha is all set to venture into the 2nd phase of transformation.
Director ITI R.V. Rajakumar addressing the session said, “skilled in Odisha” silently conveys “Best in Odisha” . He expressed the hope that very soon the skill workers will be among the bests of the world.The Chief Executive Officer Odisha Skill Development Authority Rajesh Patil, Director of Technical Education Balwant Singh along with 100 Skill Leaders from different ITIs of Odisha participated in the 2 day seminar. It may be pertinent here to mention that a 4 member delegation team from Odisha visited Singapore in 2017 for Asian Skill Leaders’ Summit which led to singing of a MOU between Govt of Odisha and Temaseek Foundation, Singapore in the presence of the Chief Minister, Odisha for exchange of skill leadership programme. As per the MOU 100 skill leaders of Odisha were trained at Singapore on ITI transformation. These 100 skill leaders carried forward the rejuvenation activities at the level of ITIs and now they are all set to enter to the 2nd phase of transformation.