Skill education is backbone of development of the nation: HRD Minister Pokhriyal at MESC 'Manthan'

New Delhi: Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurated the third chapter of ‘Manthan – Impeccable Academia’ in New Delhi yesterday. Media and Entertainment Skills Council (MESC) in collaboration with Ministry of Human Resources and Development (MHRD) organized this event. Filmmaker, Educationist and MESC Chairman Subhash Ghai, Subba Rao, Sr. Economic Advisor, Ministry of HRD, and other officials and industry persons were present.

Speaking on the occasion, Pokhriyal said skill education forms the backbone of development of any nation, and helps cultivate skilled youth and workforce which is the need of the hour. India’s young population is its most valuable asset and dominates 54% of the population, Pokhriyal observed, adding that it also has a history of being the world leader in education.

To put our vision and mission to create a better skilled population for the future, the work MHRD and MESC are doing is commendable, said Pokhriyal, and congratulated MESC, saying that under the leadership of Subhash Ghai, MESC is promoting the Guru-Shishya culture through Vidyadaan.

Speaking on the occasion, Ghai said the Film industry alone employs 72 types of vocational skill workers, and noted that the Ministry of Human Resource Development and Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship have brought MESC on a platform to meet the changing needs of the media and entertainment industry.

Along with creating a skilled youth, MESC is also dedicated to creating future leaders by providing them a platform like Vidyadaan to train youth holistically, Ghai added.

Manthan is focused on a plethora of opportunities available in the media and entertainment industry. It highlights the possibilities of association between MESC and participating academic institutions, colleges & universities.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development along with MESC has developed specialized employment oriented Bachelor Courses as: BSc. Animation & VFX, BSc. Performing Arts, and B.Sc. Film Making.

The Universities concerned are empowered to take up these courses through their colleges, autonomous colleges are readily empowered, and other colleges can take up these courses with their University approval.

Over 50 Colleges and Universities signed the MoU with MESC to make specialized courses for students at the event, including Directorate of Higher Education, Government of Uttarakhand, Hansraj College, Khalsa College, Tripura University, Sharda university, GD Goenka University, Jain University and others.

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