Skill India candidates get felicitated by Delhi Daredevils

| Updated: Apr 25, 2017 01:18 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr 24 (ANI): Supporting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of Skill India, Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils met several candidates trained under Skill India at IL&FS Institute of Skills (IIS) here in the national capital on Monday. During the visit, Delhi Daredevil coach Rahul Dravid felicitated several candidates trained under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). The Meet and Greet event organized in partnership with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) was also attended by several players including Mohammed Shami, Karun Nair, Jayant Yadav and Rishabh Pant. The players congratulated the candidates on successful completion of their training and emphasized the importance of skills such as fitness training, physiotherapy, dietician etc. which help them improve their game and perform better on the field. During the event, players also took a tour of the centre and appreciated the training facility at the center. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister of State (I/C) for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India, also attended the event and interacted with the candidates. He also briefed team Delhi Daredevil on various initiatives under Skill India and wished them the very best for the upcoming matches. Commenting on the occasion, Rajiv Pratap Rudy said, "It is a moment of great pride for us to see the candidates joining the skill training programme in such huge numbers. Skill training is the basic foundation for employability and to reap the complete benefits of our demographic dividend we need to encourage more and more students to join the skill training programs. We need to ensure that skill based training is made a part of the school curriculum at an elementary level itself in order to make India a hub for international work force." Congratulating the candidates, Rahul Dravid, former Indian skipper and Daredevils coach said, "We pleased to be a part of this great mission. Just like in cricket, one needs skills to perform best in all other fields too. Every job requires certain skill to standout of the rest. I wish all these candidates good luck for their future and I am sure the skills that they have honed through these courses will help them lead a better life." (ANI)