From our Staff Correspondent
Dibrugarh, August 20: As a part of the ongoing CSR Project under Oil India Rural Development Society (OIRDS), trainees of Handicraft Training and Production Centre (HTPC) were provided with post-training assistance at a ceremonious event held at HTPC complex, Duliajan on Friday.
Post-training assistance like sewing machine, fly shuttle handloom sets and weaving and embroidery accessories along with certificate were provided to 50 successfully passed-out trainees for the year 2014 and 2015 to encourage them for self-employment.
Resident Chief Executive (i/c), OIL, Anup Kumar Gogoi, graced the function as chief guest while GM (R&D) and President OIRDS, M C Nihalani, GM (PA) and Advisor (OIRDS), Pranjit Deka, DGM (CSR) and Vice-President (OIRDS), DK Das, CE (FE) and Secretary (OIRDS) Nripen Kumar Sarma, and other senior officials of OIL were present on the occasion.
OIL’s flagship social welfare project Handicraft Training and Production Centre was instituted in 1984 as a Silver Jubilee Project of the company. This institute is run by Oil India Rural Development Society (OIRDS) under direct patroge of Oil India Limited.
Young girls from OIL’s operatiol areas are imparted 11 months free training in cutting, knitting, embroidery and weaving in this centre along with a monthly stipend. Three decades ago OIL took initiative to imbibe sense of self sufficiency among rural women folk and is still pursuing it with same zeal and enthusiasm. Till date more than 1,000 women completed training from this institute.
As part of its endeavor to skill more youths, under Project Swabalamban, OIL signed another MoU with four reputed organizations working in the areas of skill and capacity building for partnering in OIL’s CSR activities in skill and capacity building in its operatiol areas in NE India. The placement linked skill training MoUs were signed between OIL and the four parties - Pragati Edutech Pvt Ltd, Downtown Charitable Trust, Gram Tarang Employability Training Services and Gyanjyoti Foundation on August 12 this year. The MoU signing ceremony held at its Field Headquarter Duliajan was graced by RCE, OIL J K Borgohain, , GM (F&A), C Pal, GM (Public Affairs) Pranjit Deka, and other officials of OIL along with the project implementing partners.
The parties will be imparting skill training to youths from OIL’s operatiol areas in Northeast India in trades like House Keeping & Hospitality, General Duty Assistant, Fitter CTC, Fitter, BPO (V/Non V) and CRM Domestic Voice.