Kanpur: Aimed at making India the Skill Capital of the World, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday laid the foundation stone of the country`s first Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) here.
The IIS was conceptualised by Modi during his visit to Singapore`s Institute of Technical Education.
The institute is being opened by the Skill Development Ministry in partnership with the Institute of Technical Education, Singapore.
The Ministry has decided to have six such institutes.
The Prime Minister also inaugurated the Kaushal Pradarshini (Skill Exhibition) for the youth of Uttar Pradesh.
Earlier, he addressed rallies at Ghazipur, Agra, Kushinagar, Moradabad and Behraich.