Shri G. Kishan Reddy and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan co-chair the 18th Annual General Body Meeting of the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE)

Union Minister for Tourism, Culture & DoNER Shri G. Kishan Reddy and Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan yesterday co-chaired the 18th Annual General Body Meeting of Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati.

The Ministers reviewed the working of the institute and discussed the way forward. A whole Government approach towards skill development in the North East Region was suggested during the meeting.

Skill development is a priority and projects can be supported under the PM-DevINE scheme – Shri G. Kishan Reddy

Union Minister for Education Shri Dharmendra Pradhan suggested that the focus should be on futuristic skilling and that IIE must work in conjunction with several Ministries on the ground. He also said that the Institute must enter into an understanding with leading Centres of excellence like IITs and IIMs and provide degree courses for students in cutting-edge courses like data analytics etc. “This will broaden their employment opportunities and strengthen the Institute as well,” Shri Pradhan said.

Shri G. Kishan Reddy and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan co-chair the 18th Annual General Body Meeting of the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE)
Photo credit-Press release by PIB

Union Minister for DoNER Shri G. Kishan Reddy said that IIE must work in closer coordination with the Ministry of DoNER and its agencies, NERAMAC and NEHHDC. “Skill development is a priority and projects can be supported under the PM-DevINE scheme,” Shri Reddy added.

This will broaden employment opportunities and strengthen the Institute as well – Shri Dharmendra Pradhan

He also said that certain key areas such as hospitality, nursing, private security and agriculture may be considered key areas of operation for the IIE.

Both the Ministers also co-chaired a review meeting on the preparations for several activities under ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshth Bharat’. Senior Officers from the Ministry of DoNER and Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Railways and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports participated in the meeting.

Both the Ministers also co-chair a review meeting on the preparations for several activities under ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshth Bharat’

As per the directions of the Hon’ble Prime Minister cultural exchange tours of students to different regions of North East to be organized to help them gain a closer understanding of diverse cultures, traditions, languages etc.

Shri G. Kishan Reddy and Shri Dharmendra Pradhan co-chair the 18th Annual General Body Meeting of the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE)
Photo credit-Press release by PIB

Union Minister for DoNER said that students from North East will be selected to visit different tourist spots in the rest of India to enable closer cultural and emotional ties. At least 20,000 students from 100 universities will be selected to tour different parts of India to gain an opportunity for experiential learning.

Students from North East will be selected to visit different tourist spots in the rest of India to enable closer cultural and emotional ties

Both the Ministers further advised forming a multi-Ministry Committee to assist in the successful execution of the visits and to provide the necessary support to the selected Universities.

They further said that the visit to prestigious organizations, interaction with eminent personalities, exposure to successful startups and awareness about the tourism potential of the region will be among the key agendas during the visits. This will also be an opportunity to learn the best practices of the region and spread awareness about the unique potential of the region.

Disclaimer: This is an official press release by PIB.

Digpu News Staff

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