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4th  Summit on Skill Development

Tuesday, 4th march 2014


 International Summit On Skill Development

Pune’s Maratha Chambers saw the presence of some esteemed dignitaries like Dr R. A. Mashelkar, Baba Kalyani and Meeran Borwankar gather on the occasion of Yuva Parivartan’s 4th Annual Summit on Skill Development to share their views about “Transforming India – Breaking Barriers in Skill Development”.

Padma Vibhushan Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, President of Global Research Alliance and Former Director - CSIR, started the discussion by stating that the CSR framework needs to be co-operative and consultative. He said "Scale, Spread and Sustainability are important issues, and while financial resources are important, being resourceful is more important."

Further, Mr. Baba Kalyani, Chairman and Managing Director, Bharat Forge Ltd., discussed the national manufacturing policy and stressed that "It was imperative for the skill development plans to be executed well in order to make India a powerhouse in the manufacturing sector."

Moving ahead Kishor Kher, President and Trustee, Yuva Parivartan, shared the vision of Yuva Parivartan and its focus on skilling school dropouts. He outlined the innovative initiatives such as Yuva Parivartan Virtual Academy and Yuva Parivartan Livelihood Exchange that will help Yuva Parivartan to scale up to train 1 million youth per year by 2016. He said "Yuva Parivartan has successfully developed various sustainability models to reach out to the unskilled youth and train them." He emphasized the need for NGOs to come together in order to reach out to the 500 million unskilled youth in India.

Lastly, Mrs. Meeran Borwankar, IPS ADG Prisons, lauded Yuva Parivartan for its long term and sustained approach towards rehabilitation in different prisons of Maharashtra. She emphasized the need for many more credible NGOs like Yuva Parivartan to partner with the prison authorities to strategically work for the correction and rehabilitation of prison inmates.

And finally the summit ended on an optimistic note with speakers in the valedictory session agreeing that India can be a progressive and developed country, only when we start treating our 500 million youth as 500 million minds... and not just 500 million mouths to feed.


3rd International Summit on Skill Development

Wednesday, April 17, 2013


 International Summit On Skill Development

At Gulmohar Hall, Habitat World, at IHC, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003

An eminent panel of speakers from Government, Social Sector and Academia shared their expert insights and the criticality of scaling up Skilling to reach the target of 550 million youth by 2022 defined by the Prime Minister at Yuva Parivartan’s 3rd International Summit in New Delhi yesterday.

The highlight of the Summit was a live video address by Dr. Sam Pitroda, Advisor to the Prime Minister of India on Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations, who very succinctly shared his mantras for taking skilling to the next level.Dr. Sam Pitroda outlined the need to expand capacity through innovative delivery mechanisms and thereafter ensure proper certification of programs through industry associations. Technology, he shared, would be the medium to reach out to larger numbers of youth. He also felt that the role of teachers needs to change from merely being deliverers of content to mentors. He spoke about the urgent need for inculcating a spirit of entrepreneurship, providing soft skills, and motivating youth to collaborate.

He cited his own example of being the son of a carpenter, and even today with all his achievements, his pride in working with his hands when it comes to building furniture and attending to repairs at home,

Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Member Planning Commission who delivered the keynote address spoke about the need for India to harness the Demographic Dividend and the enabling framework that has been developed under the PMO to achieve the skilling targets set.

Other eminent speakers included Dr. Subir Gokarn, Ex-Dy. Governor, RBI, Mr. Dilip Chenoy, MD and CEO, NSDC and Dr. John Blomquist, Lead Economist, World Bank. The Summit was sponsored by HSBC, Siemens, Blue Star, Blue Cross, United Phosphorous, Glenmark, and Tranzmute Capital.

Commenting on the Summit, Mr Kishor Kher, President & Trustee, Kherwadi Social Welfare Association said, “The stimulating deliberations of the day have thrown up several new ideas for us to evaluate and consider implementing to take skilling on a high growth path.”


Livelihoods Generation and Financial Inclusion for Vidarbha
3rd October 2012, Nagpur


 Livelihood Generation and Financial Inclusion For Vidarbha

Yuva Parivartan and Axis Bank Foundation in association with VIA organized a half-day seminar on "Livelihoods Generation and Financial Inclusion for Vidarbha" on 3rd October 2012 at Nagpur.

This event brought together various stakeholders in the Vidarbha region - corporates, local trade and industry, NGOs, government, media, academia, financial institutions, funding agencies and self-help groups.



Roundtable on skills for employability in south asia
May 2012, Mumbai

 Roundtable On Skills For Employability In South AsiaYuva Parivartan supported and participated in the “Roundtable on skills for employability in South Asia” at Mumbai in May 2012. The roundtable was a project by National University of Educational Planning and Administration (Ministry of HRD) for India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

Dr. Aarti Srivastava and Prof. Mona Khare from Department of 'Foundation of Education' and Department of 'Educational Planning' respectively, moderated the discussion.

The panel comprised of cross section of representatives from corporate employers, CSR professionals, entrepreneurs, academicians from organizations such as Four Seasons Hotel, Tata Chemicals, L&T, Yes Bank, TISS and members of Yuva Parivartan team




A Project by Kherwadi Social Welfare Association