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SKILLS meet to focus on ‘Clean India’

V Rishi Kumar Hyderabad | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on November 18, 2015

Global conference in Hyderabad on Nov 19

The two-day SKILLS 2015 International Conference to be held in Hyderabad aims to address the crucial aspect of skill development needed for achieving and sustaining a Clean India.

Apart from serving as a platform for interaction, the event seeks to address several dimensions of skill development related to sanitation and hygiene.

M.Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, will be the chief guest with other key participants including Bandaru Dattatreya, Union Labour Minister, Kodela Siva Prasad Rao, Speaker of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and KT Rama Rao, Telangana Minister for IT and Panchayat Raj.

Experts from a number of countries are expected to deliberate on ways to improve skills required for strengthening urban and rural sanitation programmes aimed at improvement of health care.

The theme for the current year will focus on “Life Skills and Livelihood Skills – for achieving and sustaining a Clean India.”

Addressing a conference, Ravi Reddy, co-chairman of the conference, said “The objective of SKILLS2015 conference is to ensure that the skills, technologies, approaches and best practices necessary to achieve and sustain the Clean India campaign are understood and widely adopted throughout India.”

Richard Oliver (Founder and CEO, American Sentinel University) said, “If the 19th century belonged to Britain and 20th century to the US< I believe the 21st century would belong to India. The Indian Government is taking great initiative in promoting a clean India and SKILLS 2015 is aimed at supporting and promoting the Government of India’s initiatives for achieving Sustainable progress in this direction.”

The conference is being organised to provide impetus to the ongoing Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India) Campaign in realising its objectives. The conference coincides with World Toilet Day on 19 November.

Published on November 18, 2015
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