Panaji: December 6, 2016 …. Yuva Samvad Yojana is a scheme which will give access to education, skills and employment and will benefit around 1.5 lakhs youth of the State stated Chief Minister Shri. Laxmikant Parsekar. This scheme is designed specially by focusing on the future of the youth Shri. Parsekar said.

He was speaking after launching the Yuva Samvad Yojana at function for South Goa youth in Gogal, Margao. This is a unique scheme for youth of 16 to 30 years of age who will be provided with free mobile SIM card, 100 minutes talk time per month and mobile data.

Others present on the occasion were MLA Shri. Caetano Silva, MLA Shri. Rajan Naik, Zilla Panchayat member of Davorlim Shri. Ulhas Tuyenkar, Director of Information Technology Shri. Amey Abhyankar, Shri. Damu Naik, Shri. Sharmad Raiturkar, Shri. Siddhesh Naik, Head, Vodafone Business Services Shri. Mahesh Menon, Head, Government Segment, Vodafone India Shri. Shekhar Agarwal and others. This scheme is started by Department of Information and Technology in Collaboration with Goa Electronics Limited and Vodafone a mobile network Company.

Speaking further Shri. Parsekar said that, cyber literacy in the State has gone up as a result of Cyber Age scheme which was started under leadership of Ex Chief Minister and present Defence Minister Shri. Manohar Parrikar. Yuva Samvad Yojana Scheme is a first of its kind in the Country and that is why it is very much important. Employment in the State will be created on large scale in the field of Information Technology Shri. Parsekar said. Government has tried its best to reach to all sectors of the society he added.

Shri. Amey Abhaynkar in his welcome speech said that this scheme is designed under Prime Minister of India Shri. Narendra Modis programmme ‘Digital India’. All youths who are resident of State, minimum from last 5 years, will be benefited under the scheme. Initially ten outlets of Vodafone in State will provide this schemes and in addition special camps in colleges will be organized Shri. Abhaynkar informed. The only document required to obtain this scheme is Adhar Card he said.

Shri. Shekhar Agarwal said that Vodafone Company will provide free M-Pesa wallet with this scheme by which youths can pay bills and other types of fees online. Chief Minister released forms for this scheme and distributed it to youth representatives.


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