National Conference on Policy Framework for Skilling of Women and Children was held on 14 February in New Delhi. The Ministries of Women & Child Development (WCD) partnered with Skill Development & Entrepreneurship to enable and empower the women and youth of India with skilling in every segment where India is competent to make a mark. The announcement was made by the Union Minister of WCD and Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani. Highlights: India’s demographic dividend gives an opportunity for India to be the skill capital of the world. Discussion on India’s advantage in human capital the Skill India Mission to enable jobs and entrepreneurial opportunities in sync with the aspirations and abilities of India’s youth was held. The conference will discuss issues like strengthening skill and entrepreneurship landscape for women, promoting skills in traditional and non-traditional sectors, creating a secure environment for breaking the glass ceiling and promoting entrepreneurship for children from CCIs, women and special individuals. Participants: The conference was attended by officials of the Ministries of WCD, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Principal Secretaries and Secretaries of WCD from the States, industrial organizations, corporate houses, and institutions.
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