March 14, 2017

Tata Power Delhi Distribution opens vocational training cum tutorial centre at Lal Bagh, Azadpur

The centre aims to contribute to the ‘Skill India’ programme by catering to more than 400 beneficiaries annually

New Delhi: Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) launched its 17th vocational training cum tutorial centre for children, youth and women from the socially disadvantaged sections of the society residing in jhuggi jhopri (JJ) clusters and resettlement colonies. This centre will be run in association with the Society for Advancement of Village Economy (SAVE) and will offer training in computers, beautician, wellness, office assistance and tutorial classes. In a year, the centre would benefit over 400 youngsters and children.

Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power-DDL, inaugurating the 17th vocational training cum tutorial centre at the Lal Bagh JJ cluster near Azadpur in Delhi

The new centre was inaugurated by Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power-DDL, at the Lal Bagh JJ cluster near Azadpur in the presence of NGO partners, beneficiaries and students of its other vocational and women literacy centres. The event also witnessed the presence of more than 200 people including representatives from NGOs, WLC instructors, ABHA (self help group) members, VT centre students, etc.

Tata Power-DDL’s VT centres offer trainings in various trades namely beauty culture, cutting and stitching, computers (hardware and software), electrician, retail and office assistance. These centres provide a platform to the less privileged youth and support them to learn desired skillsets which will make them employable therby empowering them to earn their living. Basic objective behind opening these centres was to enhance family income and bridge the gap between needs and resources.Over 5,000 students have already been benefitted through this programme since 2008.

These centres are a part of the Unnati programme, under the social innovation initiative – Saathi, and caters to around 223 JJ clusters in its licensed area. These programmes are a small step towards the Skill India programme that aims to equip the youth with industry-relevant competencies to help them secure a better livelihood. The vocational training centres have trained more than 10,000 youth till date with an aim of certifying 4,000 more this year.

Speaking on the occasion Mr Sinha said, “Skill development is crucial for youth empowerment. We at Tata Power-DDL, continue to work towards the upliftment of the underprivileged sections of the society by empowering them through vocational training. In the days to come, we plan to expand the reach of our literacy and vocational training centres to as many people as possible and will continue to diligently contribute toward social empowerment.”