Guwahati, January 12: As a part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed on December 2, 2013 between Oil India Limited (OIL), Duliajan and Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), an organization under the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, a three–month–long skill development training programme on jewellery making and designing (SDTPJMD) from October 13, 2014 and concluded today.
According to a press release, the training was imparted under the project ‘Swabalamban’– an OIL CSR initiative to 30 unemployed youths of OIL operatiol districts of Dibrugarh and Tinsukia. This was the third batch of students who were imparted training on jewellery designing and as an outcome of this initiative; jewellery brand med Rasmi came into existence and was formally launched earlier this month.
It is worth mentioning here that apart from SDTPJMD, under the project ‘Swabalamban’, OIL is also extending focused training on 15 other need–based programmes that include a wide range of sectors. Previously, 60 students have already been imparted knowledge on jewellery making and designing. The youths are now trained on making copper, bead, terracotta, macramé and paper jewellery.