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From left: Prof. S Sadagopan, Director, International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, , Dr. S Selvakumar, Secretary, Department of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood, Government of Karnataka, Nagesh H, Minister,Department of Excise and Department of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood, Government of Karnataka, Dr. E V Ramana Reddy, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka, World Skills Silver Medallist, Pranav Udayark Nutalapati, Medallion Winners umanth S C and Manjunath Desurakara
 
 
Skill Summit held in Bangalore

Bangalore, November 22 2019: The first Bangalore  Skill Summit-2019 was held today at the Bengaluru Tech Summit 2019. The skill summit aims at providing a platform where all stakeholders can congregate to deliberate on skill issues, share best practices, learn from each other and above all contribute to making India the Skill Capital of the World.
Speaking at the inaugural session, titled ‘Enhancing Employability through Skills’, . Nagesh H, Minister – Department of Excise and Department of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Livelihood, Government of Karnataka said, “The nature of work and workplace is seeing a paradigm shift in recent times due to emergence of latest technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, IOT, Automation etc. Many old fashioned jobs are becoming irrelevant and fading into oblivion and thousands of new jobs and opportunities are emerging due to this change.  This presents a dual challenge for our State and the Country. We not only face the difficult task of skilling the youth but also have to manage the challenge thrown by the constantly changing nature of work and workplace. To leverage the potential of our youth it is essential to enhance their employability through skilling.”
In his address Dr. E V Ramana Reddy, Additional Chief Secretary, Department of IT, BT and S&T, Government of Karnataka said, “Today, we live in an age of innovation and disruptive technology.  With the changing work ecosystem, the whole idea of skill development is to equip our youth with skills to make them job ready.  We need to encourage youngsters to ideate and create start-ups. It is important to collaborate at the highest skill stage in order to achieve greater heights.”  
Prof. S Sadagopan, Director, International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, who delivered the keynote address, encouraged youngsters to take risks and set up start-ups. He said that without risks there cannot be rewards.
The Minister felicitated World Skill Champions at the inauguration and presented a cash award of Rs. 3.00 lakhs to  Pranav Udayark Nutalapati, World Skills Silver Medallist, and cash awards of Rs. 1.00 lakh each to medallion winners  Sumanth S C and Manjunath Desurakara.