More number of women aspirants enrolled their names compared to men in ‘Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu’ enrolment drive organised at Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in the city on Saturday.

Out of the 3,055 persons registered for training and employment, 2,107 were women candidates and 948 were men. About 70 companies came forward to provide training for the youth.

The drive was jointly organised by Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) and Mission for Elimination of Poverty in Municipal Areas (MEPMA). The district administration made wide publicity for the programme.

VMC Commissioner Mohammad Abdul Azeem, who inaugurated the enrolment drive, said that the theme of the programme was ‘solve unemployment provide and fill joy in the lives of the poor’.

The State Government, in association with some private companies was organising the training programme. Jobs would be given in reputed companies after completion of the training, said Mr. Azeem.

MEPMA Corporation incharge UCD Project Director K. Shivashankara Rao said that several firms including Data Pro, Dhatri Foundation, ICC, BDPS, Effect-Science, Satyam Computers, Lakshmi Educational Society, CMC Limited and other organisations would impart training to the aspirants. He appealed to the youth to make use of ‘Rajiv Yuva Kiranalu’ and get jobs in reputed companies. Large number of youth turned up at the stadium turning the whole premises colourful and full of activity.

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