India's corporate sector ready to offer jobs to Kashmiri students

New Delhi, July 14 (ANI): Students from Jammu and Kashmir now have access to training with scope for jobs in the corporate sector through a programme monitored by the Chairman of Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council, Chakravarthi Rangarajan.

A group of students from the Kashmir Valley, which is currently in New Delhi, had an interactive session with Rangarajan over the weekend.

The Himmayyat and Udaan skill-cum-employment schemes are expected to provide jobs for young educated Kashmiris.

Rangarajan said steps were being taken to provide employment opportunities in the state, but added that these opportunities should not be confined only to the state, but to other states as well.

"Ultimately, employment opportunities in the state will increase only when there is rapid growth in the state. Ultimately, that is the real answer, but, at the same time, your employment opportunities are not just confined to your state. Your employment opportunities are there all over the country," Rangarajan said.

The Himmayyat and Udaan schemes were launched in 2011.

Shafiya, a Kashmiri student, said: "I hope and I wish that youth of Jammu and Kashmir get these kinds of opportunities and they come here with the companies not only in Yes Bank but coming through Udaan or Himmayyat. These are good programmes and students should try to avail this kind of exposure. (ANI)


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