Rs.2.5 crore earmarked for social development initiatives
As part of its corporate social responsibility, the Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, Tiruchi, has donated sewing machines to 28 unemployed women from below the poverty line families living in villages around its unit here.
The endeavour was intended to help the women self employment. The women had already undergone four-month training in tailoring using the facilities and services of BHEL's Women's Welfare Association.
P.Nainar, General Manager, Human Resource, BHEL Tiruchi, and Rajam Krishnan, Patron, Women Welfare Association distributed the machines to the beneficiaries at a function organised by the association, on Friday.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr.Nainar said BHEL has earmarked Rs.2.5 crore for undertaking social development initiatives in areas of employment generation, environment protection, community development, education and disaster or calamity management as part of the CSR programme.
BHEL would adopt the Government ITI, Tiruverumbur under the CSR programme soon. This would enable students to get quality training. BHEL has so far supplied more than 700 computers and peripherals to various schools across Tamil Nadu.
It was also planning to provide scholarships to deserving candidates belonging to below poverty line families, he said.
S.S.Pillai, Additional General Manager, Public Relations and Administration, Kayalviji, President, Navalpattu Panchayat Union, and Velusamy, President, Vazhavanthankottai Panchayat Union, offered felicitations.
BHEL has so far trained 128 women in tailoring and all of them have been provided with sewing machines. Beneficiaries of the project were selected based on the recommendations of the local authorities of Thuvakudi, Navalpattu, Koothapar and Krishnasamudram, according to a BHEL press release.