Job mela a big hit in Sr'patna

Of 1000 persons who attended the mela, 400 persons were selected through direct interview, where notable companies such as Ureka Telemarketing, CIS Information, Falcon Tyres, Mysore Polymers, Ravindu Toyota, HTMT and others participated. Assistant Commissioner G Prabhu handed over the offer letters after the completion of the interview and other screening process.

In his address, MLA Ramesh Bandisiddegowda promised youths to hold such job melas annually with the help of district administration for their benefit. The students who passed SSLC, diploma holders, PUC, degree can make use of the mela. MLA Aswathnarayana, Tahsildhar Arulkumar,  Taluk Panchayat President T Sridhar, Executive Officer Mahadevaswamy, Principal Nanjundaswamy, job mela co-ordinator Rukmangada and others were present.

HRD Centre

Speaking after inaugurating the function, Deputy Commissioner Dr P C Jaffer  informed that the Government had decided to set up a human resource development centre in Mandya to train unemployed youths in various job skills and get jobs at various companies. This centre will be operated by Skill Development Commission. The Government has taken a decision to open such centres in eight districts, including Mandya. These centres will be opened in the districts where the employment exchange offices shut shop. Steps will be taken for the identification of the spot for construction of this centre after discussing with elected representatives.

The DC opined  that job opportunities for youths had declined in the nation after new economic policy came into force after 1991. There has been stiff competition to get jobs after globalisation, liberalisation and privatisation policies were introduced. The unemployed youths should develop skills to suit the needs of industrial organisations and other firms. Interestingly, the agriculture sector in the country facing labourer shortage.

The youths must find jobs in villages instead of migrating to cities . The  State and Union Government has taken steps to provide urban amenities to rural areas with an intention to stop migration of villagers to the cities.

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