Ranchi, Aug 1 (IANS) Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das launched the PanIIT Alumni Reach for the Jharkhand Foundation here on Monday and said it will help bridge the skill gap and ensure sustainable employment in the state.
“Our youth are our strength and it is important to provide them with the requisite skills that will make them employable. The purpose of PReJHA foundation is to bridge the skill gap and ensure sustainable employment, thus improving the socio economic status of our people,” he said.
“I am very happy to see that PanIIT partner along with Department of Welfare is to open skill training Gurukuls in every district, which will give an opportunity to the tribals, the underprivileged and those below the poverty line to gain skill development that will make them employable and make Jharkhand proud of them,” he added.
Department of Welfare of Government of Jharkhand and PanIIT Alumni Reach for India Foundation have partnered to launch PanIIT Alumni Reach for Jharkhand Foundation (PReJha Foundation) a non-profit joint enterprise to implement and scale sustainable welfare initiatives.
This initiative will replicate the Gurukul model of learning for skill development across all the districts of the state and provide a network of sub-ITI institutions accessible to schools drop-outs, underprivileged and those who are from the lower strata of the socio economic background.
B. Muthuraman – Chairman, PReJHA foundation said: “The focus is to not just to skill people but also provide employment.”