The Trichy District Youth convention was conducted 10th December 2017. In his presidential address SEVAI. K.Govindarajan mentioned, "District Youth Convention:This programme aims at introducing and highlighting issues of social and national importance which needs to be taken up jointly with the spirit of volunteerism and addressed in a time bound manner. The platform will also be used for disseminating information and orientation on existing and newly introduced programmes and schemes of NYKS as well as other departments and also to evolve strategies for effective partnership of youth in development process To provide opportunity and platform to rural youth leaders to express themselves, share experiences and suggest best practiced programmes for youth empowerment.
Strategies and activities
· to organize mass Yoga practice/ Demonstration as per Common Yoga Protocol on 21st June, 2017.
· In the remaining 345 districts, the Convention should be organized in the 3rd quarter of the financial year.
· Orient the youth, share experiences and deliberate on issues relating to social and national concerns
· Prepare the youth to disseminate the acquired knowledge among people in general and youths in particular
· Participation of a minimum of 500 youth may be ensured.
· Following areas and subjects should also be discussed as a part of the District Youth Convention and their outcome be documented:
I. Yoga – Yoga for Harmony and Peace and Yoga for Body & Beyond
· Yoga not only develop a person's body but also the mind as well as it is key for coordination
· Yoga and its importance and usefulness in treatment of ailments --Lectures by experts and discussion
II. Prime Minister Financial and Social Inclusion Schemes - Jan Dhan Yojana, Betti Bachao – Betti Padhao Yojana, Prime Minister Surksha Beema Yojana, Prime Minister Jeevan Jyoti Beema Yojana and other schemes.
III. Start up India, Skill India
IV. Cleanliness drives, Statue Cleaning, Indradhanush for vaccination, Tree Plantation, Water Conservation and Harvesting and Football Promotion
V. Demonstration on Downloading and uploading processes of Narendra Modi Mobile Application for giving ideas, suggestion and providing action photographs so that maximum people can get benefit from the schemes.
VI. What schemes and programmes of New Government have reached to the youth and whether they are useful /beneficial to them?
VII. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
VIII. Today's Education System - Areas where improvement is needed and what are your suggestions.
IX. Youth personal physical and sports development – Suggestions on how to develop interest among youth and benefits of Yoga in conflict management.
X. Skill development – Opinion of youth that which skill is important and which type of skill training they wish to undertake.
XI. Any other subjects, the youth wish to undertake.
· The Ministry is responsible for co-ordination of all skill development efforts across the country, removal of disconnect between demand and supply of skilled manpower, building the vocational and technical training framework, skill up-gradation, building of new skills, and innovative thinking not only for existing jobs but also jobs that are to be created.
· BY 2020 INDIA WILL HAVE A SHARE OF ABOUT 18% OF THE WORLD’S SKILLED MANPOWER AND HENCE HAS TO DEVELOP THE SKILLED MANPOWER STRENGTH TO 47 MILLION TO ADDRESS THE WORLD’S MANPOWER SHORTAGE OF 56.7 MILLION.
· Skill Development and Entrepreneurship development efforts across the country have been highly fragmented so far. Though India enjoys the demographic advantage of having the youngest workforce with an average age of 29 years in comparison with the advanced economies, as opposed to the developed countries, where the percentage of skilled workforce is between 60% and 90% of the total workforce, India records a low 5% of workforce (20-24 years) with formal employability skills.
· With the present education and skill levels of those already in the labour force being very low, it would be a major challenge for India to reap its demographic advantage.
· This challenge becomes enormous as the recent studies indicate that employers found just about 25% of Indian graduates are ‘employable’ in the organized sector. The informal sector which comprises 93% of the workforce has no skilling mechanism, as the skill development takes place on the job.
· So, there is a need for quick reorganization of the skill development ecosystem and the promotion of which is necessary to suit to the needs of the industry to ensure enhancement of life of the population. India would surely rise to be the Human Resource Capital of the world by appropriately skilling its youth bulge and convert its advantage into a dividend.
· Skill development initiatives will help actualize the inert potential, for which development and articulation of a national policy on skill development is already in progress.
· As India moves progressively towards becoming a global knowledge economy, it must meet the rising aspirations of its youth. This can be partially achieved through focus on advancement of skills that are relevant to the emerging economic environment. The challenge pertains not only to a huge quantitative expansion in skill training for the youth, but also to the much more important task of raising their quality. With a goal to create opportunities, space and scope for the development of the talents of the Indian youth and to enhance their technical expertise, ICT Academy focuses on Youth Skill Development as one of its pillars"KRIS.