: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani here today inaugurated Mega Placement Fair for Gujarat University affiliated and grant-in colleges with a view to create 60,000 job opportunities.
Thanking the industry for their cooperation with the government in the placement fair, he said that 33 Mega Placement Fairs are proposed to be held across the state till February 13, 2019. The objective is make Gujarat a model state to provide job for every hand, in response to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for making India economically and educationally strong by 2022, through Skill India, Make in India, Startup India, iCreate and such campaigns. It is to increase the scope of education and provide jobs to youth as per their talent. About 60 per cent of India’s population is youth.
Mr. Rupani said that whenever an industry is set up in the state that results into better infrastructure law-and-order situation and industrial peace. He recalled that certain areas in the state were identified as centres of unsocial elements about 17-18 years back. The state now leads in providing jobs, making it a state of ‘job-providers’ from ‘job-seekers’. Vibrant Gujarat Summits were also a catalyst.
On the occasion, Director of Technical Education entered into MoU with Maruti Motors, CII, Centre of Excellence and others trade bodies for creating jobs in presence of the Chief Minister. He presented testimonials to leading job providers.
Minister of State for Education Vibhavariben Dave said that the government is committed to provide jobs as per the talent and interest, after completing education. She said that Gujarat can take credit for organizing for the first time job fair for women. She said that 10 lakh youth were provided jobs during job fairs during 2016-17. There are 70,000 jobs as against 60,000 registrations.
Principal Secretary for Education Anju Sharma said the preparation for the job fair was going on for the last six months, salary ranging from Rs.10,000 to Rs.55,000 per month. About 25 per cent of these jobs are technical in nature. She said the government in creating jobs alongside educating the future generation.
Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Jaimin Vasa said that youth have to show their talent, potentials and innovative creativity, in this competitive age, full of challenges.
Prominent among those present on the occasion included Ahmedabad Mayor Bijalben Patel, MLAs Bhupendrabhai Patel, Arvindbhai Patel and Balrambhai Thawani. Technical Education Commissioner Avantika Singh, Gujarat University Vice-Chancellor Himanshubhai Pandya, industrialists and students
Source: Information Department, Gujarat