Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday exhorted the students of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Rohtak to innovate in the face of uncertainty just as the Haryana Government has used the period of Corona crisis to introduce 42 new initiatives and thereby playing a vital role in building a strong society and nation while realizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Atmnirbhar Bharat’.
Khattar was interacting with the students of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Rohtak on the inaugural session of Post Graduate Programme 2020-22 through digital medium.
The Chief Minister said that it is a matter of pride that IIM, Rohtak is among the top institutes of the country for the last 10 years. In terms of research, it currently ranks 5th in the country. He said he is addressing 267 students who have got admission to this prestigious institution by competing with about 1.60 lakh students from different parts of the country. He also congratulated the institution on the percentage of girl students who have been enrolled during the current academic session. In the year 2010, the number of girl students in the institute was only 9 per cent whereas; in the present batch the number of girl’s students has increased to 69 per cent. This increase in the strength of girl students is also a testimony of the fact that the Beti Bachao- Beti Padhao programme has started yielding positive results.
Khattar said that though IIM has a record of hundred per-cent placement of its students yet the approach of the students should not be just limited to get employment. Instead they should take welfare of society as their mission rather than focusing on individual accomplishments.
He also appreciated the students of IIM, Rohtak for giving suggestions to prepare policies for the Haryana Government departments and said that it would certainly help in further improving their functioning. He also congratulated Director, IIM Mr Dheeraj Sharma for including Gita in the Curriculum of the Institute.
Khattar said that the State Government has taken the COVID-19 challenge as an opportunity and taken 42 new initiatives in the last three months through digital technology. He said that recognizing that mere 3R education is not enough; the present State Government has given emphasis on the skill development of students.
A dedicated Shri Vishwakarma Skill University has been established. Apart from this, Skill Development Mission has been set up on the lines of National Skill Development Mission through which 80,000 people have been provided employment after providing skill training to them. He said that an apprentice programme has also been started in the State under which 68,000 youth have been provided on-job training in different departments and most of them have got employment at their place of training.
He said that the new scheme namely ‘Saksham Yuva’ has been implemented to provide work to educated unemployed youth. Under this scheme monthly financial assistance of Rs 9000 for Post Graduates and Rs 7500 for Graduates is being provided in lieu of 100 hours work.