Mangaluru, Nov 19, 2015: Magsaysay Awardee and Managing Director of SELCO India H. Harish Hande inaugurated the two day Udyog Mela (job fair) at the Canara Engineering College in Benjanpadavu today, Nov 19. The fair has been jointly by the district administration and the Department of Environment and Forests using corporate social responsibility funds of corporate bodies in the region.
Fresh graduates and those with experience came in good numbers today. As many as 15,000 persons from Dakshina Kannada and other parts of the State have registered their names. There are also aspirants from Kasaragod and other parts of the country. Nearly 250 companies, including eight foreign firms, are participating in this two-day event that ends tomorrow.
Inaugurating the event, Mr. Harish Hande, appreciated the initiative of the State government in addressing the issue of unemployment, which was a serious one. “Those involved in the blasts in Paris are from the region where the number of unemployed is more,” he said.
Mr. Hande asked youngsters to make good use of the opportunity and take the country forward. He said the State government should set up an International Innovation Centre and showcase innovation done by those from Karnataka in the fields of agriculture, water conservation and rural business models.
Commissioner for Environment and Training G. Manjunath said the mela was the 41st held so far. Those not getting jobs at the fairs can register their names in the National Careers portal www.ncs.gov.in that will enable the employers, who have registered, call candidates they require.
Minister for Environment and Forests B. Ramanath Rai said this job fair would become an annual affair. Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim also spoke.