Nov 16, 2014 – Following our PM Narendra Modi’s call for the Skill Development, DLF Foundation, philanthropic arm of DLF Limited in association with NSHM has opened a Skill Development centre in Kolkata.DLF NSHM Udaan Skill training centre was inaugurated today by Mr. Ravi Shastri, a renowned cricketer and Director of Cricket for the Indian cricket teamat B.L.Saha Road, Tollygunge, Kolkata. The inauguration started off by lightening the lamp and addressing the dignitaries.
Present on the occasion were Ms. Gayatri Paul, Director – Programmes, DLF Foundation, Mr. Mr.SudhirSahgal, DLF Eastern India’s head,Cecil Antony Managing trustee of NSHM Udaan and Mr. Sanjib Das Vice President of NSHM Udaan Skills Foundation and other officials of DLF foundation and NSHM.
Keeping in mind the importance and the need of skill development in today’s world DLF Foundation and NSHM has collaborated for the first time for imparting skills to the youth of Kolkata. The overall objective of the training centre is to equip the students with vocational skills which enhance their employment opportunities. It is focussed on training the underprivileged youth of Kolkata who are not able to afford higher and fancy education because of financial issues.
The guest of Honour Mr. Ravi Shashtri who is also a goodwill ambassador of NSHM said “Skills is the future. DLF NSHM Udaan Skill training centre is a great initiative to empower the youth of Kolkata and realising our PM Narendra Modi’s dream of Skill development.”
The courses offered at DLF NSHM Udaan are -Beauty & Hair Care, Retail,Hospitality – F&B Service Attendant, Construction – Helper Electrician and BFSI – Business correspondence.The immediate beneficiaries of this skill centre would be standard XII pass outs and graduates of small towns, semi-urban cities who will get training opportunities and be able to earn themselves a livelihood via a regular job.
Speaking on the occasion Ms Gayatri Paul, Director – Programmes, DLF Foundation said “We are always inclined towards developing and ringing in changes to affect lives. Our Skill Centre is aimed to create a workforce empowered with the necessary and continuously upgraded skills,to gain access to decent employment and ensure the competitiveness of Kolkata’s youth in the dynamic global market.With a young population and government’s focus on skills development, India has the potential to become a leader in vocational education.”
I thank DLF Foundation for associating with us for the Skill centre. By implementing and setting up skill centres, it gives us immense pleasure to provide such a platform to provide desired perquisite skill to hundreds of individuals and sparking a new trend where you Complete your training and you get rewarded with a job.”Mr. Cecil Antony, Managing Trustee of NSHM.