National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 09 Aug 2017
The 2nd Skill Certification Ceremony for the passing out batches of ASTC Delhi Cantt was held at Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantt on 09 Aug 2017 from 1030hrs. Madhulika Rawat, President AWWA was the chief guest and presented the certificates to successful candidates in four job roles viz., Self Employed Tailor, Data Entry Operator, Assistant Beauty Therapist and Block Printing. Candidates securing 1st and 2nd positions in each batch were also awarded cash prizes.
Skill courses at ASTC are conducted under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY), the flagship scheme driving Skill India Mission. This is an outcome of close coordination and cooperation between MoD and IHQ of MoD (Army) with the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and NSDC. This initiative aims at enabling and empowering Army spouses, wards and widows with care, compassion and empathy to enhance their true self-worth and to become an integral part of the Nation’s skilled human resource.
At ASTC, Army spouses, wards and widows are provided with the opportunity to undergo skill courses. Successful candidates were awarded National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) Certificate that has recognition across the country. 180 candidates were awarded certificates on 09 Aug 2017.
NSDC Team affiliated with Army’s Skilling Initiatives attended the function along with the teams led by respective CEOs of Beauty & Wellness, IT, Apparel and Handicrafts Sector Skill Councils and IL&FS Skills Development,the Technical Training Partner.
Shailesh Kumar is an independent journalist with over 15 years of experience in crime, political and defence reporting for leading media brands including Star News, India TV and NewsX. He is the founder editor of defence and security news portal, National Defence.