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Prime Minister lays foundation stone of Indian Institute of Skills in Kanpur
Prime Minister laid the foundation of the first ever "Indian Institute of Skills" in the country at Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh on December 19 to fulfill the vision of making India the Skill Capital of the World.

The union government has decided to have six such institutes to train and empower the youth to be more 'employable and self-sustainable'.

A four-day Kaushal Pradarshini (Skill Exhibition) was also inaugurated at the Railway Grounds in Kanpur for the youth of Uttar Pradesh to showcase state-of-the-art vocational training practices across different sectors.

According to a press release, Modi also launched an array of skill development initiatives for the youth of the country, including Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras (PMKKs) and Drivers' Training Institutes.

At the foundation laying event, the Governor of Uttar Pradesh Shri Ram Naik, Union Minister of State(I/C) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of Panchayati Raj, Uttar Pradesh, Ram Govind Chaudhary and MPs Dr Murli Manohar Joshi and Bhole Singh were also present.

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