By Vivek Prasad, @infodeaofficial;
In an effort to empower unemployed youth by providing subsidised vocational training programmes in two and three tier cities and remote rural areas of the country, Sri Sri Rural Development Programme (SSRDP) Trust with National Skill Development Corporation(NSDC) have recently organised a “Kaushal Vikas Se Rashtra Vikas” event at New Delhi and felicitated 500 Yoga instructors .
According to a press release from the ‘Trust’The event was graced by yoga Guru Sri Ravishankar who felicitated 500 Yoga instructors with the certificates in Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) of Yoga under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), a flagship scheme of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE).
The Yoga instructors hailed from 17 different locations of five states of India. Around 50 candidates from Jammu and Kashmir also participated and shared their experience. More than 90,000 youths have been trained under the programme in 2017. Taking cognisance of the interest of entrepreneurship among the youth, an Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) has been started by SSRDP and 200 participants of EDP were conferred the certificates on the occasion .
The release further states that ,SSRDP has planned to train 1.5-lakh Rural Youth Leadership Training Programme (YLTP) teachers in rural areas.Speaking On the occasion, Art of Living (AOL) founder Sri Ravishankar said, “We have been undertaking youth empowerment programme in rural areas for its development and helping youth in becoming self-reliant.
A letter of collaboration was handed over to AICTE for training 30,000 final year students of AICTE approved colleges, belonging to underprivileged economical section.The Art of Living has also signed to launch a competition in association with AICTE in all colleges across India for identifying sustainable innovative social enterprises.
AOL will support and finance 50 top ideas to promote “Start Up” India.Beauty & Wellness Sector Skill Council (BWSSC) that has been associated with The AOL for more than a year together extended their support in making the curriculum for the defined job roles of Yoga trainers and having a target of assessing and certifying of one lakh Yoga trainers under RPL programme. Moreover, NSDC and SSRDP are undertaking the skill training in the 20 jails across the country.