Shri Dharmendra Pradhan attends a special session on Developing Global Networks for Skill Development in Gandhinagar

When India develops, the entire Global South develops - Shri Dharmendra Pradhan

Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, attended the inaugural session on Developing Global Networks for Skill Development at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2024, held at the Mahatma Mandir Convention and Exhibition Centre, Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Minister for Industries and Labour, Skill Development and Employment, Govt. of Gujarat, Shri Balvantsinh Rajput; Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Labour, Skill Development & Employment, Govt. of Gujarat; Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India, Shri Atul Kumar Tiwari; CEO and MD, National Skill Development Council, Shri Ved Mani Tiwari; and other dignitaries were also present at the session.

Speaking at the event, Shri Pradhan emphasized that ‘Developing a Global Network for Skill Development’ is the key to achieving success in this highly interdependent world. He added the goal of making India a developed nation by 2047 will be possible with a global network and when India develops the entire Global South develops.

Referring to the G20 declaration Shri Pradhan mentioned how the need to create a global map for skill was felt, as proposed by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. He highlighted the G20 group’s dedication to plug skill shortages, through initiatives such as global skills mapping and skill harmonization. He said that it represents a well-timed move towards establishing innovative frameworks for education and readiness for a resilient, fair, and inclusive future. In the 21st century, knowledge and competencies will play a pivotal role, underscoring the importance of ensuring equal access to opportunities for knowledge and skill development for all, he added.

Shri Pradhan underscored the significance of the principle of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam,’ and also said that India bears the responsibility of forging a humanitarian connection for the overall well-being of the world.

Shri Dharmendra Pradhan attends a special session on Developing Global Networks for Skill Development in Gandhinagar
Photo credit-Press release by PIB


The Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, conceptualized in 2003 under the visionary leadership of the then Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi has evolved as one of the most reputed global forums for business collaboration, knowledge sharing and strategic partnerships for inclusive growth and sustainable development. The 10th edition of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit being held from 10 to 12 January 2024 in Gandhinagar, Gujarat celebrates “20 Years of Vibrant Gujarat as the Summit of Success” with the theme ‘Gateway to the Future’.

There are 34 partner countries and 16 partner organizations for this year’s Summit. Further, the Ministry of Development of the North-Eastern Region will utilize the Vibrant Gujarat platform to showcase investment opportunities in the North-Eastern regions.

The Summit will host various events including seminars and conferences on globally relevant topics such as Industry 4.0, Technology and Innovation, Sustainable Manufacturing, Green Hydrogen, Electric Mobility and Renewable Energy and Transition towards Sustainability.

Disclaimer: This is an official press release by Pib.

Digpu News Staff

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