State’s tourism promotion body Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) has been selected as a facilitator for the ‘Hunar Se Rojgar Tak’ scheme, launched by the Ministry of Tourism, government of India, to impart valuable courses in the hospitality sector at the state level.Officials said the MTDC has associated with identified hospitality institutions in Maharashtra for the scheme, which primarily focuses on economic empowerment of the youth in the remote parts of the state.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”The programmes running under the scheme are free of cost for students. The aim is to empower the under-privileged youth of the country, ensure economic benefit through employment generation, reduce the skill gap that affects the hospitality sector,” a MTDC spokesperson said.As per the official, the scheme will target youths who are minimum Std VIII pass and in the age group of 18-28 years. It intends to generate self-employment opportunities at a local level and enable the youths to achieve a competent place in the industry with their own skills. The courses offered under the scheme will provide these students a chance to develop their skills and enhance their knowledge, making them more confident about their work.Commenting on the scheme, Valsa Nair Singh, principal secretary of cultural and tourism affairs (Maharashtra) said, “Knowledge imparted through this scheme will hone the youths’ skills and develop their work ethic, which will make them ready to face the challenges of this industry with more confidence. Hunar Se Rojgar Tak is a double benefit programme, as it improves the standard of living of these students, as well as provides a sound resource to serve in the hospitality sector.”Elaborating further, MTDC MD Dr K H Govind Raj said, “MTDC has conducted various courses in Pune, Nashik, Baramati and Nagpur regions under the Hunar Se Rozgar Tak scheme, which has benefitted thousands of students belonging to the low economic strata.”

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MTDC now a facilitator of employment scheme for youths