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‘Vocational courses need same attention as regular courses’

Stressing on the need for securing dignity of labour through skills development programmes, Union Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani on Tuesday said that vocational trades should be given the same attention as the regular academic courses.

The actress-turned-politician, Irani revealed that she had no inhibition washing dishes at a hotel in Mumbai 15 years back when she had set foot in the city to realise her dreams. “As a minister, I feel proud of the fact that 15 years back, I washed utensils in a hotel in Mumbai. I have no inhibitions about this because this country is all about aspirations. Providing choices to citizens should be our goal,” the union minister added.

“We have to ensure dignity of labour. A labourer earns dignity when society gives respect to his profession. This credit framework establishes that if you want to become a plumber, carpenter or mechanic, there is no shame in it,” she said.
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