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Smriti Irani Says Washed Utensils In A Mumbai Hotel

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Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani has stressed the dignity of labour, saying she washed dishes in a Mumbai hotel when she arrived in the city to realise her dreams.
 
"As a minister, I feel proud of the fact that 15 years back, I washed utensils in a hotel in Mumbai. I have no inhibitions about this because this country is all about aspirations," said Irani, a TV actress-turned-politician.
 
Irani said the government's skill developmnent programme can become successful only when a labourer receives dignity of work.
 
She highlighted the benefits which the skilling programme will bring to India and how it would help the government fulfil its objectives in the "Make in India" campaign.
 
"We have to ensure dignity of labour. A labourer earns dignity when society gives respect to his profession. This credit framework establishes that if you want to become a plumber, carpenter or mechanic, there is no shame in it," she said.