The President of India, Droupadi Murmu inaugurated Kaushal Bhawan – a new building of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship in New Delhi on January 24, 2024. Union Education Skills minister Dharmendra Pradhan and MoS Rajeev Chandrasekhar and MSDE officials were present.
The Kaushal Bhawan whose foundation stone was laid in March 2019 will provide office space for the Ministry as well as its associated organisations – the Directorate General of Training, the National Council for Vocational Education and Training and the National Skill Development Corporation. This state-of-the-art office building, equipped with modern facilities and infrastructure has been built with the aim of providing a safe, convenient and efficient work environment to usher in new work culture and give a fillip to Skill India Mission.
Kaushal Bhawan stands tall as a testament to the commitment to empower India’s youth with tools and opportunities to excel in various sectors. The building is designed to facilitate collaboration and knowledge exchange among various stakeholders – government bodies, industry partners, educational institutions, and, most importantly, aspiring skilled workforce. It is equipped with cutting-edge infrastructure, providing a conducive environment for ideation, collaboration, and execution of pioneering skill development initiatives. The thoughtfully designed workspace reflects dedication towards fostering creativity, productivity and extending a new image of vitality. The design of the building incorporates the preservation of two towering trees, including a majestic banyan tree, directed to environmental responsibility. This architectural marvel serves as a model for sustainable development, blending progress with the preservation of nature.
On the occasion, the President visited the exhibition stalls set up by the beneficiaries of various initiatives of the Government such as PM Vishwakarma, PM JANMAN, Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion (SANKALP), Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) and interacted with them.
In addition to the inauguration of Kaushal Bhawan, several initiatives were highlighted and exhibited through stalls as integral components of India’s commitment to skill development. Under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), skills such as Drone operation and Mine Surveying were showcased. The exhibition on PM Vishwakarma emphasized the importance of traditional craftsmanship by showcasing toolkits for Carpentry, Shoemaking, and Pottery. The Skill India Digital (SID) platform was also explained to the President about its the cutting-edge app offering one stop solution to individuals for enhancing their skills. Similarly, candidates and beneficiaries from the Directorate General of Training (DGT) ecosystem, National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD) under PM JANMAN, from Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS) and Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) represented a comprehensive approach towards skill development, blending traditional craftsmanship with modern technology and promoting a diverse range of skills crucial for India’s growth and empowerment.