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According to legend, Sonipat was earlier known as Sonprastha, which later on became ‘Svarnaprastha’ (स्वर्णप्रस्थ, lit. golden city). Later, the name Svarnaprastha changed into Svarnpath, and then to its current form, Sonipat/Sonepat.
“Teachers and school administration officials arrived and saved my son. They caught hold of the student who opened fire and handed him over to police with the weapon,” said Vinod Bhati, the victim’s father, in his police complaint, the report added.
#WATCH: One classmate shoots another inside a classroom of ITI Sonipat. Police says investigation is underway. #Haryana. pic.twitter.com/EW5tPnm2Vk
The various Indian states were given approval by the Government of India to conduct vocational programs as per the Craftsmen Scheme of the 1950s. As such, the Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and Industrial Training Centers (ITCs) were constituted in the different districts of the varied states in India. After completion of the vocational programs of the ITIs and ITCs, students can gain employment in industries under the stipulated trades.
The trade courses impart basic skills training in the chosen trades, following which the individuals can work as operators or craftsmen. The technical training centers offer training in a series of technical trades. Aspiring candidates can apply for trades such as Machinist, Plumber, Fitter, Electrician, Carpenter, among others. Besides, qualified persons can start their own business, depending on the trades they are specialized in.
“A CCTV footage purportedly shows two boys approaching the victim from behind, who was chatting with other students in the classroom. One of the two boys then took out a pistol from his bag and shot the victim in the back,” the DSP said.
“The victim was rushed to a hospital at Sonipat from where he was referred to PGIMS at Rohtak where he is undergoing treatment,” the DSP said.
The Department of Skill Development and Industrial Training, Haryana is imparting skill-based training to the unemployed youth of the state through the network of 172 Govt. Industrial Training Institutes (139 (Co-Ed.) GITIs and 33 GITIs for Women) and 246 Private ITIs under Craftsman Training Scheme. Engineering & Non- Engineering trade courses of one and two years duration are being run in these institutes. During the current academic year 2019-20, 74384 sanctioned seats in 3655 trade units, out of which 57328 seats in 2612 trade units have been released for admission in Govt. ITIs and 47216 sanctioned seats in 2384 trade units out of which 34388 seats in 1593 trade units have been released for admission in Pvt. ITIs. Total 65623 (47386 in GITI’s and 18241 in PITI’s) Trainees admitted to Govt. & Pvt. ITI’s during session 2019-20.
In the year 1966, when Haryana came into being, there was 48 Govt. Industrial Training Institutes with a seating capacity of 7156. Now, there is a total of 418 Govt. & Pvt. Industrial Training Institutes with 121600 sanctioned seats offering courses in 81 different trades. Quality of training in ITIs is being upgraded regularly by improvement in curriculum, training methodology and training of trainers through industry sector council at Govt. of India. New trades are also being introduced as per market demand.