‘India to lead in fulfilling global aspirations of 21st century’

The exhibition received a positive response with 10,000 visitors attending it on Day 1…reports Asian Lite News

The exhibition received a positive response with 10,000 visitors attending it on Day 1.

Union Minister for Education and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday inaugurated one of its kind ‘Future of Work’ exhibition under the 3rd Education Working Group (EdWG) meeting organised as part of the ongoing G20 Summit in Odisha’s Bhubaneshwar.

The inaugural ceremony was also graced by the august presence of Atul Kumar Tiwari, Secretary, MSDE, Ambassador Atul Keshap, President, USIBC and Senior Vice President, South Asia, US Chamber of Commerce, Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII, Vipin Sondhi, Chairman, CII Mission on Tech, Innovation and Research and Future Mobility and Former MD and CEO, Ashok Leyland and JCB India and Raghav Narsalay, Managing Director, Accenture Research. The Minister visited nearly 70 exhibitors with keen interest and appreciated their efforts.

The exhibitors included premier institutes and organizations from diverse sectors such as NIT Rourkela, IIT Bhubaneshwar, IIM Sambalpur, Microsoft, Meta, UNICEF, NCERT and many more, displaying technologies that will drive the future of work with constant innovations in the modern workplace, future skills, and innovative delivery models.

The exhibition received a positive response with 10,000 visitors attending it on Day 1.

The guests and visitors witnessed many highlights, including the Future of Work exhibit in 3 sectors- agriculture, mobility and healthcare, metaverse, reverse engineering and automated design solutions, drone technology, ed-tech solutions leveraging AR/VR, industry 4.0 skills, vernacular learning-based tech solutions, virtual internship solutions, and assistive technology and tactile display for inclusion and live demo of assistive technological innovation.

This exclusive exhibition is being put together on the sidelines of the 3rd Education Working Group (EdWG) meeting under the G20 presidency from April 23rd to 28th at CSIR-Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology (IMMT), Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

After the inaugural, Pradhan addressed the first precursor event of the 3rd EdWG Meeting, a deep tech seminar focusing on advanced technology in Future of Work at IMMT auditorium in Bhubaneswar.

Speaking on the occasion Pradhan said that Odisha is a land of skills. Its art and architectural excellence and ancient trade linkages are a glowing testimony to this. He said the 21st century will be knowledge-based and technology-driven. Guided by its civilisational ethos and as a natural hub of talent, captive market and resources, India is going to play a leading role in fulfilling the global aspirations of the 21st century. Skills and competencies will drive the future rather than degrees, he added.

Pradhan said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has envisioned transforming India’s Yuva Shakti into job-creators rather than job-seekers.”

He further said that, As technologies continue to disrupt, we must think of new approaches to skilling to prepare youth for future jobs. Internet, mobility, and global connectivity provide us with an opportunity to think about global requirements. We must come together to convert this opportunity for India’s youth as well as for those belonging to the global south, he added.

The Minister expressed his happiness that industry, academia, startup ecosystem and all stakeholders have come together in Bhubaneswar under the G20 Future of Work framework to reimagine the skilling ecosystem, create future-ready global citizens and make India a global hub of skilled manpower.

He also complimented and appreciated the spirit of Jan Bhagidari of the people of Odisha.

The Minister informed that more than 1 lakh youth have participated in month-long G20-related events to generate and pique curiosity about India’s G20 Presidency as well as the 3rd Education Working Group Meeting in Bhubaneswar.

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and the Ministry of Education (MoE) are hosting precursor events on April 23rd and 24th, and for Day 1, the theme is ‘Deep Tech with a focus on advanced technology in Future of Work’.

To delve deeper into the theme around the advent of deep tech and its impact on the future of work, multiple panel discussions were held today, including India’s prospects in the global semiconductor ecosystem, the world of digitalization and new-age startups.

A unique future of work experience zone that has been set up aims to display to the youth that how the future of work will evolve by getting a preview of the required advanced technical skills and softer transferrable skills at this experience zone, to remain market relevant. (ANI)

NSDC showcases its initiatives at G20 “future of work” exhibition

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) showcased its transformative initiatives in skill development, higher education, and international employment opportunities at the G20 “Future of Work” exhibition in Bhubaneswar, said a press release.

With a focus on inclusive skilling, re-skilling, up-skilling, and multi-skilling, NSDC is positioned as the principal architect of the skill ecosystem, creating opportunities for India’s talent to thrive in the domestic markets and in the evolving global market, added the press release. The NSDC stall at the G20 “Future of Work” exhibition is themed as “Future of Us”, emphasizing the inclusive nature of its initiatives that are designed to benefit anyone, anywhere. The stall design is conceptualized to cater to various target audiences from diverse backgrounds and age groups, presenting the benefits of NSDC’s initiatives through a human narrative.

The NSDC stall showcases all the major verticals of NSDC, including NSDC Academy, NSDC International, and NSDC Digital.

Ved Mani Tiwari, CEO of, NSDC said “In line with our Prime Minister’s vision of “Viksit Bharat,” the road to “Viksit Bharat” will lead through “Skilled Bharat,” and that’s what the Skill India Mission is all about. India’s youth need to be prepared for the future of work as technologies disrupt the labour market. Mobile technology, global connectivity, and the Internet offer us a chance to consider global needs. It is essential that we work together to make this opportunity a reality for India’s youth.”

The “Future of Us” stall at the G20 “Future of Work” exhibition aims to showcase the significant strides NSDC has made in preparing India’s workforce through skilling, re-skilling, up-skilling, and multi-skilling. With its comprehensive course offerings, innovative digital platforms, and international employment support, NSDC is empowering India’s talent to succeed in the rapidly evolving job market.”

In conclusion, NSDC’s innovative platforms are transforming the lives of people by offering tailored learning solutions, job opportunities, and entrepreneurial support. NSDC is bridging the gap between education, skills, and the world of work, ensuring a bright future for India’s diverse population.

The “Future of Us” stall at the G20 “Future of Work” exhibition reflects NSDC’s inclusive approach NSDC Academy is a comprehensive platform that offers a wide range of courses, end-to-end placement preparation, mentoring by industry experts, and easy student loans.

With over 640 skilling partners, 50+ futuristic skill providers, and approximately 21 million candidates trained, the Academy is a pathway to possibilities, preparing India’s youth for careers in cutting-edge fields such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, blockchain, cloud computing, cybersecurity, Internet of Things, web and mobile development, virtual reality, robotic process automation, and 3D printing.

Skill India Digital, another initiative by NSDC, is a citizen-centric platform that serves as India’s primary source for skilling, employment, education, and entrepreneurship. The platform connects the worlds of education, skills, and work, offering courses, job and apprenticeship recommendations, digital certifications, verified credentials, funding support, and more. Skill India Digital aims to bridge the gap between education, skills, and the world of work through its comprehensive suite of services, including counselling, learning management systems, self-paced learning, and industry-aligned courses.

NSDC International, dedicated to making India the skill capital of the world, offers specialized training programs, job placement assistance, visa support, passport assistance, funding support, and post-placement support for individuals seeking international employment opportunities.

With a personalized approach and trusted partnerships, NSDC International helps candidates navigate the complexities of working abroad, providing valuable resources and guidance every step of the way. (ANI)

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