Saksham Haryana-Skills & Employment: A walk down memory lane
August 09, 2019
“The department that nobody even knew existed till just a few years ago, is today showcasing its successes because of your vision and support”, Mr. T.C. Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Employment, Government of Haryana, said addressing the Chief Minister, Manohar Lal. He was speaking at an event organized by the Government of Haryana to mark World Youth Skills Day (15th of July) and showcase the multiple pioneering initiatives undertaken by the state to make its Saksham Haryana programme a success.
Saksham Haryana, started in July 2017, is the state government’s flagship programme aimed at improving the quality of education, skilling opportunities and linking the youth of the state to employment opportunities. To supplement the Government of Haryana’s efforts in realizing this vision, two engagement teams were set up by Samagra with support from Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. Together these teams constitute the Saksham Haryana Cell. While all initiatives are driven by the government, their efforts are catalysed by the Saksham Haryana Cell. My colleague Harsh Garg has written about the 2-year journey of the Saksham Haryana Education engagement here.