SHIMLA,22.06.18-Three days State level Shoolini fair of Solan started off today with traditional fervour and gaiety at Thodo ground. Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur presided over the opening ceremony by performing Pooja and receiving the Palanquin of Shoolini Mata’, main Deity of Solan.

Thousands of people in their colourful attire participated in the procession.

Chief Minister released a souvenir brought out by the Organising Mela Committee on the occasion.

Chief Minister inaugurated Internet Services (Non Financial) of Bhagat Bank on the occasion.

He also showered flowers on palanquin of Shoolini Mata.

Speaker H.P. Vidhan Sabha Dr Rajiv Bindal, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr Rajiv Saizal, MP Shri Virender Kashyap, MLA Dr. Dhani Ram Shandil, MLA Doon Shri Paramjeet Singh Pammi, BJP leaders Dr Rajesh Shandil, Deputy Commissioner Solan Shri Vinod Kumar and senior officers and other prominent persons were present on the occasion.


 HPKVN  to train 3180 youth to enhance their skills : Dhiman

 Principal Secretary Technical Education and Industries R.D. Dhiman said that Himachal Pradesh Kaushal Vikas Nigam (HPKVN) was all set to impart training to 3180 youth this year, out of which 1440 trainees were undergoing training in 37 centers through batches in different streams.

 He was presiding over a review meeting of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Yojana with Training Service Providers (TSP), here today.

 He impressed upon HPKVN and TSPs to take up the job roles suited to Himachali Youth with genuine placement potential within the State. He also suggested setting in place a robust mobilization strategy with the support of HPKVN District Coordinators, and forging linkages with industry to assess the demand of skilled manpower for sustainable placement opportunities for certified youth. He also assured to strengthen HPKVN district teams for support to the TSPs and quality audits of training program.


Managing Director HPKVN Rohan Chand Thakur while welcoming on the occasion briefed about the activities undertaken by HPKVN in the State. He said that Nigam was all set to enhance the skills of youth so that they could get employment in various industrial houses and self employment as well.


All the issues pertaining to skill development value chain starting mobilization, training and placement were also discussed in the meeting.