More than 4000 candidates attended Bundi ‘Kaushal Mahotsav’on day one, even after extreme weather conditions


Bundi, 05 January, 2023.

Aligning with the commitment of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi to mushrooming employment prospects for youth at the regional level, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), in collaboration with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), organized Kaushal Mahotsav at Kumbha Stadium in Bundi, Rajasthan.

Till now, there have been over 10,000 registrations for the Kaushal Mahotsav and more than 4000 attendees attended the event on day one. The candidateswere shortlisted and provided offer letters fromcorporates like Larsen & Toubro, Barbeque Nation, Ambuja Cement, TVS, Innovsource, Tata Capital, Yuva Shakti Foundation, and others.

The giant recruitmentevent witnessed the participation of over 85 companies representing sectors like food and beverage, textiles, beauty and wellness, healthcare, IT and others to provide relevant job and hands-on-apprenticeship opportunities to numerous participants in the state.

The programme was inaugurated by Hon’ble Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla. Shri Ashok Dogra, MLA, Bundi;Smt. Madhu Nuwal, Sabhapati, Nagar Parishad, Bundi; Shri S.S Naik, Regional Director, Regional Directorate of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO, NSDC and MD, NSDC International also addressed the programme.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Om Birla, Lok Sabha Speaker said, “The Indian economy is on the road of prosperity and development, and skill development initiatives are adding new horizons of opportunities for the youth by making them future-ready. The celebration of flagship events like Kaushal Mahotsav is a testimony of Government’s perpetual efforts in building capacities and knowledge of the youth and building a robust and demand driven skill ecosystem that balances market opportunities with the aspirations of the youngsters. The initiative is yet another step in the direction of empowering the youth of Bundi with a well-rounded platform to provide exciting employment avenues for growth.”

Hon’ble Om Birla also presented a demo of Krishi Viman Droneto the participants during the career fair. The tech is aimed at reducing farmers’ dependency on depleting manual labour and to eliminate the various inefficiencies and health hazards of manual spraying.The agricultural drones can also be used to spray agrochemicals, measure field mapping, monitor crop health andimprove yields.

Lauding the initiative, Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO, NSDC and MD, NSDC International said. “Since Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gave shape to his vision of Skill India in 2014, the skill development ecosystem has undergone rapid changes to increase the employability of the youth in the new world order. Today, Kaushal Mahotsav is bringing recruiters and jobseekers on a single platform to boost employment prospects in India and abroad and contribute towards livelihood generation. I can say with pride that as a new horizon of opportunities is opening, no stone is being left unturned to fulfil the aspiration of our youth”.

Several Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) and companies exhibited their offerings through a Skill Exhibition, raising awareness about skill development for the youth. The candidates also got an opportunity to take a free psychometric test and participate in group counselling to get a better perspective on shaping their careers. The event also featured experts, motivational speakers, and career advisors who helped candidates in making informed decisions to boost their professional growth and development. The candidate who missed leveraging the opportunities were informed to register on and apply for opportunities to keep looking for suitable jobs and also avail of the option of online counselling.