Delhi Police on Saturday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship for YUVA 2.0 to provide vocational training to around 10,000 people, according to an official statement.
YUVA, a flagship community policing initiative of the Delhi Police, was launched in 2017 in association with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, the main guest at the event, recalled how the idea behind YUVA came about when he recommended Delhi Police Commissioner to mark those who were about to “break the line” and bring them into the mainstream. . It achieved the goal of crime prevention, he said.
Baijal wished the memorandum would help pursue YUVA 2.0 more vigorously in terms of commitment and support.
Complementing young people who have found jobs, the Lieutenant Governor urged them to constantly develop their skills to the point of becoming job givers, according to the release.
“While signing a Memorandum of Understanding between @DelhiPolice and @MSDESkillIndia for the YUVA 2.0 program and job offer letters to YUVA 1.0 trainees with @CPDelhi, Secretary, MSDE, other officers, corporate employer representatives and YUVA interns,” he tweeted.
Delhi Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana pointed out that the initiative aims to provide job-oriented skills to those who are first-time criminals, victims of crime and those with a propensity to commit. crimes.
“It not only reflects the humane and compassionate face of the Delhi Police but also serves the main purpose of policing i.e. crime prevention. It is an immense pleasure to share that 10,000 young people are proposed to be trained with new technical and digital courses including Artificial Intelligence, Cyber world during the YUVA 2.0 scheme,” Asthana said.
A total of 12,795 people have been trained in more than 20 skills under the program, with 7,631 gaining gainful employment to lead a respectable life, thus having a positive impact on their families and society as a whole, according to the press release.
YUVA 2.0 aspires to provide vocational training to approximately 10,000 new candidates in 67 police stations with the active participation of businesses. The initiative will be supported by the World Bank under the Sankalp program, he said.
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