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Cuttack: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated India’s first Skill Museum on the premises of the Government Industrial Training Institute (ITI) here in Odisha.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said, “I am happy that a number of good initiatives have been taken up by Odisha Skill Development authority to make our youth aspirational in skills.”
“The Skill Museum will connect ancient skills to modern skills, and also link forward to future skills,” he added saying this Skill Museum concept will be rolled out in ITIs of other districts for motivation of youths towards skills.
“My Government has made efforts to forge a partnership with international TVET players like ITE, Singapore. I am happy to note that ITIs of my State has finalized their Mission, Vision and Values and they have started their transformative journey,” the Chief Minister said.
The museum has been set up in an area of 2600 sq ft. It houses several skill-based equipment and machineries, a world-class exhibition area and an auditorium constructed at a cost of Rs 73 lakh.
Later, the Chief Minister also felicitated the winners of regional skill competitions.
Skill Development and Technical Education Minister Usha Devi, Health Minister Pratap Jena and senior officials of the state government were present on the occasion.