During the live video conferencing session beamed from Patiala held to culminate the 6th mega job fair today, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said that during this job fair 93000 youngsters have been provided job opportunities. It reiterates the Punjab government’s dedication towards providing job opportunities to its young population. He added that the present government has provided 58000 govt jobs, 4.47 lac private jobs and facilitated 8.80 lac youngsters towards entrepreneurship.National Congress leader Mr Rahul Gandhi said that Punjab was an agriculture oriented state. The all-round development of state can be ensured only when its agriculture practices grow and provide job opportunities to the youngsters.At Barnala, the Minister for Forests, Social Justice and Minorities Sadhu Singh Dharamsot participated in the video conference. Thanking the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh for introducing scholarships for the Scheduled Caste students he said that state government came to the rescue of students after the center government stopped this scholarship program. He added that this would enable SC candidates to continue their studies and reach zenith.
PPCC vice president Mr Kewal Singh Dhillon said that the government was working on all fronts for the development of youngsters by keeping them away from drugs, initiating various sporting activities and providing them job opportunities as well as self-employment.During the video conference the MD of Trident Group Barnala Mr Rajinder Gupta appreciated the efforts of government in meeting up with demands of employers through such job fairs. He asserted of complete support to government in this initiative. He added that Trident Group has signed an MoU with the Punjab government under which it will train 250 youngsters with vocational skills, pay them Rs 6000 per month stipend during training period and will later give them employment opportunities. The student can continue working at Trident Group or join some other industry at his or her own will.Deputy Commissioner Barnala Mr Tej Partap Singh Phoolka, ADC (G) Mr Aditya Dechalwal, chairman Improvement Trust Barnala Mr Makhan Sharma, District Social Justice and Empowerment Officer Mr Sardul Singh.