Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed the nation on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day. The day is marked as the 5th anniversary of the launch of Skill India Mission.
He said that “People ask me that in these times when businesses and markets are changing so fast how to stay relevant. This question is even more important during this COVID-19 pandemic. Mantra to be relevant is to skill, reskill, and upskill.”
He also extended his best wishes to youngsters on World Youth Skill Day. “During this time of coronavirus pandemic, along with work culture, the nature of the job has also changed and the ever-changing new technology has also been affected, but youth is gaining new skills in the changing times,” PM Modi said.
“Skill is something which we gift to ourselves, which grows with experience. Skill is timeless, it keeps getting better with time. Skill is unique, it makes you different from others,” he added.
He also said that “Some people always create confusion between knowledge and skill. I say to them that you can read in books and watch on the internet how to ride a cycle, this is knowledge but it doesn’t guarantee you will be able to ride a cycle. To actually ride a cycle, you need skill.”