Balya Soren of Chakulia, a small town in East Singhboom beamed with happiness on receiving his employment letter from the hands of Chief Minister Raghubar Das in front of thousands of people during Global Skill Summit (GSS) 2019, on Thursday.
Soren, a student of final year at BIT Sindri has been selected at the post of Manager at Tata Steel on an annual salary of around Rs. 11 lakh, through campus placement drive organized by higher education department under the skill development mission.
Being an orphan and suffering with terribly poor eyesight, life had never been easy for Soren. “I used to live with my uncle but he wasn’t financial strong so we faced a lot of problems. Despite having poor eyesight, I couldn’t afford buying glasses till class eight as a result I spend most of my school days without being able to see the blackboard.”
The opportunity to bag this high paying job and receive the appointment letter by none other than the CM himself was something that Soren had never dreamt of. “I cannot express my happiness. This showed me that all my hard work and struggle finally paid off.”
A number of candidates who performed exceptionally under the Jharkhand State Skill Development Mission called the Skill Champions or bagged good jobs shared their stories on the occasion of global skill summit 2019.
Sajjad Ansari of Murhu block of Ranchi had won a silver medal in the national skill competition and will be participating in the world skill competition 2019 to be held in Kazan, Russia. He said, “I come from a farming background. I passed class 12 in 2015 after which I was searching for a job. I got to know about the Jharkhand Skill development Mission. I took training in auto body repair and today my life is much better than it used to be.”
Sonali Kumari of Jamshedpur, a skill champion, was given training for beauty therapy at VLCC under the JSDM and is now employed as a beautician at Lakme Salon. “This was the aim of my life. I have always been passionate about this profession. Now I am working towards becoming a big time makeup artist in the future,” she said.
Similarly, Prakash Munda of Ranchi, an orphan who has to support his two younger brothers is glad to be a part of the skill training of JSDM.
“I got the training of welder and am now getting Rs. 11,000 per month for eight hours of day’s work. This is a very good opportunity for me to support my brothers and ensure that they have a good career too,” he said.