As pandemic-induced lockdowns battered economies, disrupted global supply chains and affected livelihoods across different sectors, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a clarion call to make India self-reliant. He had announced the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan to propel the country on the path of self-sustenance.
65% of Indian’s population is below 35 years and 50 per cent is below 25 years. With a huge, educated young population, India is uniquely poised to realise its demographic potential. The need of the hour is to upgrade the skills or upskill the youth to meet the employment needs of technology-driven 21st century and accelerate the pace of self-reliance.