VPT imparting skills to youth at One Town area

VPT imparting skills to youth at One Town area
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Unemployed youth of Kotaveedhi are getting benefitted from the CSR activities of the Visakhapatnam Port Trust by way of skill development.

Visakhapatnam: Unemployed youth of Kotaveedhi are getting benefitted from the CSR activities of the Visakhapatnam Port Trust by way of skill development.

In this regard, the port conducted valedictory function on skill development programme under CSR activity in coordination with Indo-German Institute of Advanced Technology in Government Queen Mary’s Girls School, Kota Veedhi, on Tuesday. Visakhapatnam Port Trust Chairman MT Krishnababu was the chief guest.

Speaking on the occasion, he said VPT has been conducting CSR activities for the benefit of residents of One Town area by imparting skills to the unemployed youth and women’s empowerment. Under skill development programme unemployed youth were identified with the help of Gayatri Vidya Parishad and about 10 candidates were sponsored for welding technology in Global Technical Centre at a cost of 3.50 lakh and out of the 10 candidates, four candidates were selected for overseas employment.

Similarly, 46 women were trained in tailoring and sewing at a cost of Rs 2.76 lakh and all of them are now in a position to earn their livelihood. Around 20 candidates were sponsored for computer networking, hardware, MS office at a cost of Rs.1.60 lakh.

The Chairman added that VPT has distributed notebooks and bags at a cost of Rs 6 lakh and during 2016-17.

About 23 schools of port peripheral area were identified for distribution of school note books to the students at an estimated cost of Rs 10 lakh under CSR activity.

He also stated that free daily medical clinic is being organised at Government Queen Mary’s Girls School from January 6, 2015 for the benefit of the people residing at One Town area in coordination with Indian Red Cross Society offering free consultation, free medicines and free tests.

Around 150 to 200 patients are availing the medical clinic services regularly. On an average of Rs 24 lakh per annum is being spent on free medical camps, the Chairman said.

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