Delhi Police on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) to provide vocational training to around 10,000 new candidates across 67 police stations with the active involvement of businesses in as part of their YUVA 2.0 program.
Speaking on the occasion, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal 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. Complementing the young people who have found a job, the LG urged them to constantly develop their skills until they become job givers. Delhi CP, Rakesh Asthana said the YUVA program is meant to provide employment oriented skills to those who are first time criminals, victims of crime and those with a propensity to commit crimes. This not only reflects the humane and compassionate face of the Delhi Police but also serves the main purpose of policing. “About 10,000 young people are offered to be trained with new technical and digital courses, including artificial intelligence, cyber world during the YUVA 2.0 program,” CP said.
YUVA, a flagship community policing initiative of the Delhi Police launched in 2017 in association with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) under the lead patronage of LG. A total of 12,795 candidates have been trained in more than 20 skills under the program, of which 7,631 have obtained gainful employment to lead a respectable life, which has had a positive impact on their families and society as a whole. .