Bhubaneswar , 30/06/2016 ( Odisha Samachar )- : During April-June 2016-17, 38 numbers of Persons with Disabilities have been trained with skills training such as 25 in Dress making training, and 13 in Computer Fundamental training by the VRCH, which is jointly organised by Vocational Rehabilitation Centre for Handicapped (VRCH) under Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India, and Department of Social Security and Empowerment for Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD), Government of Odisha, sponsored by Odisha State Employment Mission, Government of Odisha.
Among 38 trained persons with disabilites, 16 were male and 22 were female, which is around 42% & 58% respectively. A brief profile has been depicted in the table. Tool Kits along with Sewing Machines to 25 numbers of trainees from Dress making were also distributed during the programme, which will encourage them to use to set up their own start-ups. After receiving training, 2 trainees are already placed in the Industry. Rs.73.78 lakh has been sanctioned for the financial year 2016-17, by Odisha State Employment Mission Society, Government of Odisha to impart skill training to 360 number of persons with disabilities in 6 trades such as Tailor (Basic Sewing Operator), Accounts Assistant using Tally, Computer Hardware Assistant, Electrician Domestic, Beauty Therapy and Hair Styling Level, Repair & Maintenance of personal electronic devices (Mobile Repairing).
Principal Secretary to Government, Department of Social Security and Empowerment for Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD), Government of Odisha, was the Chief Guest and Mansi Nimbhal, Director of Department of SSEPD was the Guest of honour. Principal Secretary stated that a list of trainees will be shared with Collector & District Magistrate of the concerned district of trainees, for extending cooperation to avail services laid under different programmes of government.
Ram Kishor Sharma, Assistant Director (Rehabilitation), VRC for Handicapped, Bhubaneswar, Government of India, presided over the programme and delivered welcome address, and Padmanav Rao, Young Professional, MCC-VRCH, Bhubaneswar proposed vote of thanks. Trained 25 disabled were provided Sewing Machines and 38 were provided completion certificates today in valedictory programme. Among the trained candidates, a row of happiness, full of self-confidence, line of positivity, self-assurance were seen. The guests also assured to support in future, wherever they feel necessity.