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AAI Guwahati inaugurates skill development centre at AAU

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Guwahati: Under the ‘National Skill Development Corporation’ programme and its corporate social responsibility (CSR) scheme, Airports Authority of India (AAI) in association with Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC), Assam is continuously working towards the upliftment of unprivileged and underprivileged section of society.

One such training centre was inaugurated by AAI’s Regional Executive Director (North Eastern Region) Sanjeev Jindal at the Assam Agriculture University (AAU). The centre was opened by a local lady after cutting the ribbon in the presence of students of the skill development centre and the guests on the occasion.

Airports Authority of India in association with CIDC is imparting employment oriented training and skill development programme for the SC/ST/OBC/Women, unemployed youth and economically weaker section (EWS) of the society for about 2,000 persons under the CSR initiative in the North Eastern Region.

Interacting with the students Jindal said that encouragement of the interests in any youth is important than other aspects. If we provide skills as per their interests, they can do wonders. Airports Authority of India has many ongoing projects and upcoming airport projects in the Northeastern region and these fields are rising opportunities for them. If we skill them properly, they can be engaged in civil, electrical and other related works which could be beneficial for the students. At these skill development centres, students should be trained in such a manner that they can find opportunities outside Northeast region also, and the students must not hesitate in leaving their native place for such placements, he added.

On the occasion, Jindal announced additional electrical equipment to this centre including projector, screens, audio-visual system and provision for more washrooms for the students living in the centre. If required we will add more facilities for the students and the skill development centre, he assured the students and the faculty members.

Deepak Mazumdar from CIDC informed that nearly 900 students have been trained under this programme and out of these about 500 have been successfully placed in various fields as per the skills of the students and many more numbers are being added every month. I am thankful to the AAI’s Regional Executive Director for their continuous support and their CSR activities are changing lives of people in North East, he said.

Assam Agriculture University’s Director DN Kalita stated that facilities at this campus will be adequate for the students and Airports Authority of India at Guwahati is taking care of all these every time under their CST schemes. Interacting with the students he said that every year they are outsourcing many tech-related things from this campus and hope that students will contribute to this activity.
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Providing employment to skilled youth and persons belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Women, unemployed youth and EWS will be their priority.

Tree plantation was also done at the campus by Jindal and later guests were visited the agricultural sites and orchids of the university. Officials from AAI, AAU, CIDS and faculty members were also present on the occasion.

Disclaimer: This story is a press release and is being published without any editing by PSU Watch desk. Our editorial team has only changed the headline.

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