Panaji, april 3, 2015 …. The Chief Minister Shri Laxmikant Parsekar has said that Government proposes to set up Industrial Training Institute at Dharbandora to create skilled man power and also to meet the requirement of Industries in the State.
Speaking as Chief Guest at Ponda and Dharbandora at a function organized to distribute Laptop to 2000 students from 13 Higher Secondary Schools in Ponda Taluka and 164 laptop to the students from two Higher Secondary Schools in Dharbandora Taluka under the Cyber age Scheme, the Chief Minister said that the Government has already identified 250 Industries which are in need of skilled man power and has also identified the plots in different parts of the State where Industries can be set up.
Referring to the Skilled India Concept initiated by the Union Government the Chief Minister said through the skilled development concept those who are not good in studies can earn more through his or her skills in various trades. The Chief Minister also advised the students to make proper use of the laptops and ensure its care for which it has been provided.
The Chief Minister said that the Cyber age Scheme is aimed at making every students conversant with IT and to improve their prospects for better living. He said, thrust has been accorded in distributing quality tablets to the students to ensure its durability and enable them excel in studies. He said, Government has fixed a target to cover as many as 18000 students by distributing tablets from 93 different Higher Secondary Schools in the State. He said adequate budgetary provision has been made to provide better infrastructure facilities to the schools.
The Chief Minister further said that the Government is spending crores of rupees for providing infrastructure facilities to the schools and also to provide facilities including scholarships to the students and added saying that the distribution of laptop to them is a step in this direction.
Speaking on the occasion Minister for PWD Shri Ramkrishna Dhavalikar sought cooperation of all those connected with the education to bring necessary changes in the education system. He further advised the students to make best use of the laptops and impart knowledge to others which they have gained from laptop.
Shri Subhash Faldesai, MLA and Chairman of Infotech Corporation, Shri Lavoo Mamledar, MLA Ponda and Shri Ganesh Gaonkar, MLA Savordem also spoke on the occasion.
Dr. Rocky D’ Costa, Chairman of GVM’s, Smt. Anita Bandodkar, Principal GVMs Higher Secondary School, Shri Krishna Shetye, Shri Nilesh Faldesai, MD Infotech Corporation, Smt. Suvarna Tendulkar, ZP Member, Shri Vaman Khandeparkar, Manager V.S. Laad, Higher Secondary amongst other present on the occasion