K M Dayashankar
PEDDAPALLI: The NTPC Ramagundam, as part of its corporate social responsibility programme, has always provided sustainable livelihood opportunities to the youth who belong from underprivileged families and communities around its project affected villages.
Considering the lack of exposure in the communities around Ramagundam locations, the NTPC Ramagundam under CSR-CD has ventured into the space of skill development to develop and enhance the skills of local youth and provide them employment opportunities.
In line with the same, the NTPC in collaboration with the Central Institute of Plastic Engineering and technology is coming up with Diploma in Plastic Technology (DPT) Long term residential course for two years comprising of 4 semesters in which ten students have been identified from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) Kundanapally.
To motivate the girls, NTPC Ramagundam Chief General Manager Sunil Kumar interacted with the selected candidates and motivated them by stating that “this is just the beginning for you all and one should always have a learning attitude which will eventually lead you the success”. He further added that in this two-year diploma programme one should regularly acquire skills and sincerely apply it in their work.
AGM-HR Vijaya Lakshmi Murlidharan said that education was the turning point of women empowerment as it would enable them to respond to the challenges to confront their traditional role and to change their life. She further added that NTPC Ramagundam would come up with many more initiatives in the future for empowering the girls of the project-affected villages by educating them and quoted that “ If you educate a man, you educate an individual but if you educate a woman, you educate a nation”.
Mr DS Kumar, DGM-HR, NTPC Ramagundam, and other CSR officials, teachers of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Kundanapally were also present on the occasion.