Bijoya Chakraborty hands over sewing machines to skill development trainees
GUWAHATI, Jan 5: Towards facilitating sustaible income generation, Lok Sabha MP Bijoya Chakraborty handed over sewing machines to 20 trainees of the fashion designing & garment manufacturing training programme at a function at Guwahati Refinery here on Wednesday.
The parliamentarian also handed over beauty kits to 20 beautician and cosmetology trainees trained by tiol Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and utility kits to 10 nos. of girls trained up at ITI for Women in the trade of LMV driving during the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, Chakraborty said, “I can see confidence showing in these girls and women today and I feel proud about it. This is what acquiring a skill does. It makes you believe that you can lead your own life. I appreciate the efforts of Guwahati Refinery for supporting these girls and women not only through sponsoring these training but also by providing them with these equipments to start their own ventures in lives and to become self-sustained.”
Guwahati Refinery under its CSR initiatives in 2015-16 and 2016-17 had imparted skill-development training to local girls & women from BPL families in the trades of beautician & cosmetologists, fashion designing & garment manufacturing, LMV driving, beautician & cosmetologist, food processing and preservation, Auxiliary Nursing and Midwifery, enhanced loom weaving with Jacquard loom facility, through training institutions such tiol Small Industries Corporation Ltd, ITI for women, Rehabari, Guwahati, MSME, Indian Red Cross Society’s Nursing School at Chandmari, and RGVN.
In addition to imparting entrepreneurial skills among girls & women from socio-economically deprived households, Guwahati Refinery assisted these beneficiaries through initial handholding in the form of handing of required basic tool kits and initial starter batch in the form of broiler chicks, commercial fingerlings and piglets, along with supplying formulated feed products for the initial growth cycle, so that the project beneficiaries could sustain the specific activities towards facilitating their regular income generation and supplementing their household incomes.
Speaking on the occasion, Guwahati Refinery’s Executive Director Jogen Barpujari shared, “Our sole purpose lies in making these girls and women self dependant in their lives. Therefore, we just do not give them the training but also try to help them in making income through their skills.”