Bengaluru: “Developing vocational skills right from the formative years of each individual is essential as such a collective contribution from our younger citizens can work wonders for the nation,” remarked Muralidhar Halappa, Chairman, Karnataka Vocational Training and Skill Development Corporation (KVTSDC). During his address at the annual day celebrations of BBMP Girls High School and PU College, Mathikere, he added that the KVTSDC would now focus more on youngsters in and around Bengaluru. “Students right from the PU level to graduates who have completed formal education should make the most of such initiatives,” he urged.
Corroborating his views, international athlete Arjun Devaiah said, “With the employability levels of our engineers going down year after year, it is high time we realise the after effects it might have on our system in the coming days. Hence, being skilled better calls for a better tomorrow and effective steps towards attaining this should be taken ,” he said.
During the event, Deccan Chronicle felicitated educationists from the city for their notable contributions in their respective domains over the years. They included Secretary of Vidyodaya Vidya Samsthe Narayana Swamy, senior teacher at Govt. HPS Thindlu Jayaram and Head Masters Bhagirathi Hegde (Govt. HPS, Gokula), Kumari (Govt. HPS, Mathikere), Nagaratna (Govt. HPS, Ramachandrapura), Suma (Govt. Primary School, Doddabommasandra) and Ramaiah (Venkateshwara School, Mathikere). Film artist Shankar Bhat, artist Kirik Keerthi, JP Park BBMP corporator Mamatha K.B. Vasudev, DC Circulations Head Vishwanath R and newspaper agent Prakash were also present at the function.