The mantra to stay relevant in times of coronavirus is to "skill, re-skill and upskill", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.
Addressing a virtual event to mark five years of the Skill India mission, he said skill is timeless and it keeps getting better with time and it makes you different from others.
He also said that in today's rapidly changing world, millions of skilled people are needed and there is a huge potential, especially in the health services.
"In this time of corona (virus), this question has become even more important. I have only one answer: the mantra to stay relevant is skill, re-skill and upskill," he said.
Referring to migrant workers who returned to their home states during the coronavirus-induced lockdown, Modi said these people, with a special skill set, have started rejuvenating villages.
"Someone is painting the school, while someone is building a house with a new design," he said.