RAIPUR: Launching his first Facebook interaction with common masses, Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh got more than few likes as he went all social on Saturday for an hour and securing suggestions from the people.
In a question-answer interaction with citizens on social media, chief minister replied to issues concerned with public interest. Over 30,000 people viewed the programme during the hour and about 600 citizens interacted with the chief minister, focussing mainly on skill development schemes.
To a question, Singh replied that state in joint collaboration with Central government will be working on skill development programmes including for the medical students in all government colleges, private colleges and hospital.
“Getting a graduate or post graduate degree isn’t enough, one need unbeatable skills too. Nearly 32000 teachers will also be imparted with skill development training in education sector under quality education programme commenced in remembrance of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam,” he said.
CM’s social interaction became more interesting when a citizen of Kawardha district Ashish Pandey, who is now in California, shared a unique suggestion to barter knowledge and skills between educated person and an uneducated skilled person. Another significant suggestion shared with CM was to introduce a centre for trained youths where from people in need can approach and give them employment.
There were farmers and mason who shared their experiences about the change in life after undergoing skill development training. Singh assured that there were 500 registered investors on the web portal of Chhattisgarh skill development authority and thousands of trained youths would get employment through them not only in state but across the country.
Singh replied to 70 questions in the span of an hour while after discussing over several suggestions the CM assured to consider them in future. Raman told one of the citizens that state has about 2593 registered vocational training providers while there were 84 ITI, 18 polytechnic colleges and three government engineering colleges, infrastructure of which is utilized for skill development training during holidays.
Singh concluded saying that people aged between 18-45 years can undergo skill development programme at designated 2593 institutes, where in more than one lakh people imparted training in 2014 and 47000 were trained this year.