Bhubaneswar: World Youth Skills Day 2023 was observed at Utkal University on Saturday, showing its commitment to prepare the youth for a life-changing world.
On this occasion, various competitions and programmes were organised by Utkal Entrepreneur and Career Hub (UECH) at Utkal University.
Vice-chancellor Prof Sabita Acharya inaugurated the programme and said there is a need for this type of organisation to increase the employment and self-employment of the youth.
She also said that the main goal of this day should be to eliminate unemployment among the youth and to bring in social and economic development.
The UECH, under Rastriya Uchatara Sikshya Abhiyan (RUSA), encourage the students to develop their skills through various programmes and competitions.
Dr Ashok Kumar Sahu, former director, Human Resource of Nalco, PG Council chairperson Prof Navaneeta Rath, coordinator, RUSA Prof Sushant Kumar Badamali and UECH, Director, Prof. Abid Ali Khan delivered keynote speeches. Programme manager Ananya Patnaik gave vote of thanks.
The theme for this year’s UN World Youth Skills Day 2023 was to empower teachers, trainers and youth for a transformative future.
In December 2014, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring July 15 as World Youth Skills Day. The goal is to achieve better socio-economic conditions for today’s youth.