Skills 2015 Conclusion Ceremony
SKILLS2015 - The International Conference on "Life Skills and Livelihood Skills - for achieving and sustaining a Clean India" at ni-msme centre concluded today. The valedictory ceremony saw a special address by Mr. RCM Reddy (Managing Director & CEO- IL & FS Education & Technology, India), Dr. Ravi K Reddy (Secretary, REEDS, India), Mr. Ramesh Katta (President - Abburu Gram Panchayat, Guntur District, India) and other dignitaries. SKILLS2015 saw a host of VIPs and dignitaries, policy makers, government officials, educators, business executives and training professionals from around the world visiting and deliberating at the event. The speakers exchanged ideas and discussed initiatives on the sanitation to provide practical inputs to make Swach Bharat Campaign a success and take it to all parts of rural and urban India.
Mr. Jack Sim, the founder of World Toilet Organization (WTO) addressed the session and urged on
the need for a holistic approach to address hygiene & sanitation issues in India, including lack of household toilets in rural India, which is essential for Clean India.
The SKILLS2015 received a fantastic response and strongly communicated the importance of Skill development in achieving clean India. The two-day event addressed several dimensions of skill development related to sanitation and hygiene. SKILLS 2015 served as a platform for a dialogue on "Clean India". It helped in preparing a roadmap to achieving Clean India by creating opportunities by imparting life & livelihood skills to the citizens of India.
According to Dr. Ravi Reddy, co-chairman of the conference, "We are very happy with the participation and the deliberations at SKILLS2015. It was a platform to discuss and provide the relevant skills, technologies and best practices necessary to achieve the Clean India campaign. The conference discussed various issues and challenges regarding making "Swach Bharat" a reality. We will be submitting a summary of the outcome of these deliberations to the Government to take it forward. We thank the speakers, delegates and the participants for the overwhelming response to SKILLS 2015."