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Skilled workforce basic necessity for innovation and creativity: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday (August 13) inaugurated the HAL-IISc Skill Development Centre (SDC) established at IISc’s Challakere campus in Chitradurga district, 225 km from Bengaluru through a video conference.

Speaking on the occasion, Rajnath Singh said knowledge is power and skilled workforce is a basic necessity for innovation and creativity, adding that the SDC is a sound example of synergistic collaboration between the country’s flagship aerospace giant and the best in class premier academia.

Top officials present on the occasion included General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Defence Staff, Dr Ajay Kumar, Defence Secretary, Raj Kumar, Secretary (Defence Production), R Madhavan, CMD, HAL, Alok Verma, Director (HR), HAL, Prof G Rangarajan, Director, IISc.

The centre will impart skills to various beneficiaries ranging from local community members to high-end engineering professionals to usher true ‘Make-in-India’, said Madhavan.

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