“India, today with the largest population of young people in the world has the capacity to create a large pool of skilled, trained and employable labour force. Enhancing the quality of Indian labour force in line with the global standards is the need of the hour,” said Governor K. Rosaiah presiding over Tamil Nadu Foundation’s Annual Conference on the theme ‘Building Capabilities, Bettering Lives’, organised recently.

On appreciating the State government’s initiatives to improve skills of the youth launching schemes, he remarked “Tamil Nadu is one of the highly industrialised State having many heavy engineering and manufacturing companies, small and medium enterprises requires a huge reservoir of trained man power.” “Both Central and State governments have been implementing many people oriented rural development schemes and projects to bridge the gap between rural and urban areas particularly in key social sectors, as nearly 70 per cent of Indian population lives in villages,” he said with regard to rural development.

Chief of Consular Services, US Consulate, Chennai, Nicholas Manring delivered a special address. Ram P. Thukkaram, TNF Centre Coordinator, received the copy of annual report and Deivanayagam, president, TNF USA, received the souvenir released by the Governor. Chairman, IIT Kanpur, M. Anandakrishnan, delivered the keynote address on ‘Altruism with Meaning’. V. Sanjeevi, chairman TNF TNC delivered the welcome address and M. Balachandran, Trustee, TNF TNC, proposed vote of thanks.

TNF ‘s Tamil Nadu Chapter is located at 27 (Old No.9), Taylors Road, Kilpauk. Phone number: 2644 6319.