Minister Launches CSR Project

Mr. Radhakrishnan, Minister of State for Road Transport, Highways and Shipping, GoI launched the skill development training programme on 27th June 2016 at Athippattu village of Ponneritaluk in Tamil Nadu.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, the Minister pointed out the difference between ‘educated’ and ‘skilled’, both in concept and content. He emphasised the need for improving the skills by all those in the active working age so as to achieve their own advancement while contributing to the nation’s emerging as a super-power. Especially he welcomed training initiatives focusing on women empowerment as women’s income would lead to improved living standards of the family. He congratulated the panchayat presidents for their efforts and involvement in the skill development mission, and wished success to the programmes.

Earlier, Mr. P. Radhakrishnan, Dy. General Manager (Civil), Kamarajar Port Ltd. (KPL) welcomed the Minister, the dignitaries and the house. Dr. DibyenduChoudhury, Faculty Member (SEM) of ni-msmepresented the Institute’s activity-profile and thanked the CMD, KPL for reposing trust in ni-msme and awarding the project oforganising training in skill development for people inhabiting the areas in the vicinity of KPL, as part of their CSR initiatives for 2016.

The CMD of KPL thanked the Minister for gracing the occasion. In his address, he described the groundwork made for the project and thanked the local panchayat presidents for their support and cooperation in mobilising the trainees. He explained that further applications will be considered subject to the consent of MoS and the Budget provisions. Concluding, he assured that KPL would continue to strive for livelihood enhancement and well-being of the villagers impacted by the port activities.

The event concluded with vote of thanks by Mr. Kannan, Managing Trustee, Aaruthal Foundation, and local coordinator for the training programmes.

CSR Initiative Strides Ahead

The ESDP training programmes launched by the Kamarajar Port Ltd. during June 2016, as part of their CSR initiative, are progressing at good pace. The training is continuing in 9 trades, for which 865 applications have been received cumulatively. The duration is 36 training days for each ESDP.


ESDPs under CSR Concluded

Three batches of ESDPs initiated under CSR mandate 2016-2017 by the Kamarajar Port Ltd. were concluded through a formal valediction arranged on 15th January 2017, at different locations in the vicinity. The training was organised in association with Aaruthal Foundation. In all the batches, the focus trade was tailoring/garment making.

The first event was at LH Kuppam. Dr. DibyenduChoudhury, faculty member (SEM) and (SEIC I/c) ,ni-msme was the chief guest of the events. Delivering the valedictory address, Dr. Choudhury enumerated various schemes the Union government has framed for the benefit of micro enterprises and income generating activities. Further he emphasised the value and usefulness of the certificate in different situations, benefits of training, explained the process of self-employment and advised the trainees to form into groups.

Mr. A. Kannan, Managing Trustee, Aaruthal Foundation translated Dr. Choudhury’s Hindi speech into Tamil, so that the trainees would understand the message with better clarity.

Mr .Karunakarran, President of Gunankuppam (LH Kuppam); Mr. Anthony, Head, welfare schemes, KPL; and employees of Aaruthal Foundation including the training teacher and the CSR in-charge participated in the event, apart from the trainees.

Earlier, Mr. Kannan welcomed the invitees and the house, and the trainees introduced themselves. The event concluded with distribution of training completion certificates to all the trainees. The trainees thanked the chief guest and expressed happiness at the provision of stipend and the certificate.

The heartening feature is, 17 trainees bought sewing machines on installment basis with the stipend amount they had received.

The next location was Thiruvellavoyal, where too Dr. Choudhury was the chief guest. Mr. DeepaRavichandran, President of Thiruvellavoyal; Mr. Anthony and employees of Aaruthal Foundation took part in it. The President of Thiruvellavoyal spoke the welcome words. Eight trainees here invested their stipend amount in buying a sewing machine on installments.

The third location was Vallur, where too eight trainees invested their stipend towards acquiring sewing machines on installment basis. Another batch of tailoring ESDP was concluded on the 21st January at Athapattu, where 13 trainees opted to buy sewing machines with their stipend amount.

Skill Training under CSR

ni-msme is organising skill development training programmes for the Kamarajar Port Ltd., Chennai. By the end of the month of March 2017, several batches have completed their training in a wide range of trades at different locations. Separate morning and afternoon batches were conducted in some trades at some locations.

Tailoring and garment-making: Training in this trade was held at Ennore in three batches morning and afternoon put together, cumulatively for 81 trainees; at Kattupally in two batches for a total of 56 trainees; at Thiruvellavoyal one batch with 26 trainees; one batch at Kalpakkam for 26; one at Thathaimanji for13; one at Vellampakkam for 34.

Electrician: One morning batch was conducted at Athipattu and there three batches morning and afternoon together at Minjur, with 31 trainees per batch. Mobile phone service: Training in this trade was conducted at Minjur (morning), and at Merattur, LH Kuppam and Ennore one batch each (afternoon) with 31 trainees per batch. Lab tech.: Skill training was organised in this trade at Minjur for the batches of Athipattu(morning), and Merattur, LH Kuppam, and Ennore (afternoon batches) for a total of 35 trainees.

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