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HUNARBAAZ WARDS TO 75 DIVYANGJAN CANDIDATES

HUNARBAAZ WARDS TO 75 DIVYANGJAN CANDIDATES

Context:

On 25th September 2021, as part of Azaadi ka Amrit Mahotsav and on the occasion of Antyodaya Diwas that marks the birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, the National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj (NIRD&PR), Hyderabad under the auspices of the Ministry of Rural Development presented Hunarbaaz Awards to 75 divyangjan candidates from 15 states.

About the Awards: 

  • The awards are conferred to the candidates who were trained through Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) and Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETI) schemes of the Ministry in various trades.
  • They subsequently got placed and worked in the organizations for more than one year or were successfully settled in the trade of their choice as self-employed.

About DDU-GKY:

  • On September 25, 2014, Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Venkaiah Naidu launched DDU-GKY on the occasion of the 98th birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.
  • It was launched with the aim of “Transforming poor youth from rural India into an economically independent and globally relevant workforce”.
  • It aims at targeting youth, in the age group of 15–35 years.
  • It is a part of the National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) and is tasked with the dual objectives of adding diversity to the incomes of poor families and cater to the career aspirations of youth from rural India.

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