New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modis vision of Skill India, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils on Monday met several candidates trained under Skill India at IL&FS Institute of Skills (IIS) here.
During the visit, Delhi Daredevil's coach Rahul Dravid felicitated several candidates trained under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY).
The Meet and Greet event organised in partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) was also attended by several players including Sanju Samson, Mohammed Shami, Amit Mishra, Karun Nair, Jayant Yadav and Rishabh Pant.
The players congratulated the candidates on the successful completion of their training and emphasised the importance of skills such as fitness training, physiotherapy, dietician etc.
Minister of State (I/C) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy also attended the event and interacted with the candidates.
Commenting on the occasion, Rudy said: "It is a moment of great pride for us to see the candidates joining the skill training programme in such huge numbers. Skill training is the basic foundation for employability and to reap the complete benefits of our demographic dividend we need to encourage more and more students to join the skill training programmes."
"We need to ensure that skill based training is made a part of the school curriculum at an elementary level itself in order to make India a hub for international work force," he added.