DDU-GKY’s Hunarbaaz Puraskar Samman programme organised by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India was organised on the occasion of Amrit Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The Ministry awarded Hunarbaaz Puraskar to selected 66 youths from 12 states of the country. Nine youths from rural areas of Jharkhand were honoured in this award functionorganised online.
Nine youths of the State, who have been employed for more than one year by taking training under Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU GKY) in the State were honoured with the Hunarbaaz Award of DDUGKY. All these youth are handicapped but even this obstacle could not become a hindrance in their way and they are earning good income by joining employment through skill training.
In this award function organised online, Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India NN Sinha encouraged the youth selected for the award. Kulwanti Bada of Garhwa, Sunita Tudu and Shabnam Khatun of Hazaribagh, Savitri Kumari of Dumka, Asha Tuti of Khunti, Abodh Mahatha and Tejiya Kumari of Bokaro, Pinky Kumari of Dhanbad, Neha Rekha Kumari of Ranchi were honoured on Saturday with the Hunarbaaz Award.
All these youths are associated with strong employment today by getting skill training under DDU GKY run by Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society. After training, for the last one year, these youths are now associated with employment in different cities. After the online felicitation programme, the youth present were felicitated by the Moment, Citation and Memento provided by the Ministry of Rural Development at the State Office of JSLPS at Hehal.
In the Hunarbaaz Award programme organised by the Government of India, the Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, NN Sinha, while praising the honoured disabled youth, saluted their spirit. He said that Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana is dedicated to the poor, backward and handicapped people. He told that the dedication towards the work of Divyang brothers and sisters is taking them to great heights in every field today. He asked the PIAs of the DDUGKY project to work for linking maximum number of differently-abled people with skill training and employment.
Sunita Tudu of Dadi block of Hazaribagh shared her success story at Hunarbaaz Award programme. Sunita is earning well today by taking training in Apparel Sector. In front of the Union Rural Development Secretary and representatives of all the states, Sunita told that the training of DDU GKY changed her life.
On the other hand, Kulwanti Bada of Garhwa district, who is working in Shahi Exports in Bangalore, said that today she is financially prosperous and this was possible only through skill training.
Nancy Sahay, CEO, Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society, congratulated the awardees and said that continuous efforts are being made to connect more and more rural youth with employment through free training of DDU GKY.
JSLPS COO Bishnu Charan Parida, Programme Manager Akhileshwar Mishra and PIA officials were also present.