Home Dehradun ‘PM Vishwakarma Yojana will promote Guru Shishya tradition: MoS Kapil Moreshwar Patil

‘PM Vishwakarma Yojana will promote Guru Shishya tradition: MoS Kapil Moreshwar Patil


By Our Staff Reporter

Dehradun, 17 Sep: The ‘PM Vishwakarma Yojana’ was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of Vishwakarma Jayanti, today, at the India International Convention and Expo Centre in Dwarka, New Delhi. This programme was also organised at about 70 different places in the country to spread awareness among the traditional artisans and craftsmen.

On these lines, a PM Vishwakarma launch programme was also organised today at Himalayan Community Centre, Garhi Cantt, here, where the live telecast of the launch of the scheme was seen by about 800 artisans and participating MSMEs, NGOs and SHGs.

On this occasion, Kapil Moreshwar Patil, Union Minister of State, Panchayati Raj, was present as the Chief Guest.

Addressing the gathering, BJP State President Mahendra Bhatt said that, due to industrialisation, traditional artisans and craftsmen had lagged behind, but the Vishwakarma Yojana would now change their lives.

Minister Patil welcomed the efforts of the Prime Minister and said that this scheme would definitely help develop the skills of the artisans so that they can get good value for their products and keep their craftsmanship alive. He said that the objective of this scheme is to bring the working class people into the mainstream of society through the Pradhan Mantri Vishwakarma Yojana. He said that workers doing artisanal work will be provided better means of earning, which would also improve their economic condition. Apart from this, workers and artisans doing traditional work in 18 identified areas would also be given training to improve the quality of their products. Patil added that this scheme will also promote the Guru Shishya tradition.

Also present at the programme were State Finance Minister Premchand Agarwal, Agriculture Minister Ganesh Joshi, LS MP Mala Rajya Lakshmi Shah, MLA Khajan Das, MLA Savita Kapoor, BJP State General Secretary Aditya Kothari and many officials of the Central PWD.