RINL Launches Skill Training for Divyangan    20-Nov-2017     View PDF

Skill Development Training Programme to People with Disabilities (Divyangan),  a maiden venture of RINL -CSR in the field of Skill Development in people with Disabilities was inaugurated today. The programme is aimed at empowering 100 ‘Divyangan’ residing in the surrounding villages of the Plant and other areas of Visakhapatnam with the required skills to earn a better livelihood. RINL has always been in the forefront in terms of extending support to the differently abled persons in the surrounding villages of Plant through various CSR initiatives like providing education to differently abled children through Arunodaya Special School, providing artificial limbs, calipers, tricycles to PWDs etc. and thereby improving their quality of life. The Skill development training facilitated through National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation (NHFDC) set up by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India is organized by Chhattisgarh Industrial & Technical Consultancy Centre (CITCON), Raipur ( A Govt. of Chhattisgarh undertaking) at their training center located at Old Gajuwaka, at Visakhapatnam. While inaugurating the programme, Sri KC Das, Director (Personnel) RINL mentioned that ‘People with disabilities are among the most marginalized groups in every society. They have poorer health outcomes, lower education achievements, less economic participation and higher rates of poverty when compared to other people and hence their empowerment and rehabilitation is given prime importance by Government of India particularly by RINL-VSP. Training of 3 months duration in trades viz. Sewing Machine Operator (25 beneficiaries), Domestic Data Entry Operator (25 beneficiaries), Beauty Therapist (25 beneficiaries) &Handset (Mobile) Repair (25 beneficiaries) will be provided to the beneficiaries.  During the training, the beneficiaries are provided a stipend of Rs.2000/- per month. Sri RP Srivastava, ED (Corporate Services), Sri PK Mohapatra, GM(L&A), officials of CSR department, Asst. Director (Disabled Welfare) Govt.of AP , representatives of unions, various associations, the programme coordinators  of CITCON and the beneficiaries of the training programme attended the function.