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NLC launches skill development programme for rural students

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Fostering self-confidenceNeyveli Lignite Corporation officials launching the skill development programme for students of Perperiyankuppam government school in Cuddalore
Fostering self-confidenceNeyveli Lignite Corporation officials launching the skill development programme for students of Perperiyankuppam government school in Cuddalore

The Neyveli Lignite Corporation has launched the ‘Vettrikani kittum’ (Success is achievable), a skill development programme for the students of the schools located in the surrounding villages.

The NLC sources told TheHindu that the programme is meant for the Class X and Class XII students. It is being offered in two modules: the first one would focus on inculcating self confidence among students.

The second one would concentrate on how to improve the retention power through memory technology and to imbibe examination skills.

The first phase of the training would be imparted among 3,000 students in 14 higher secondary schools, spread over a two-and-half month period, ie., from August to October 2012, and the second phase would last from November 2012 to January 2013.

Nine resource persons from the Trainers Grid of the Neyveli chapter of the Junior Chamber International (India) have been drafted for the purpose.

The sources further said that earlier, the NLC used to bring the teachers and students to its training complex to conduct the skill development programme. But now it was being taken to the doorsteps of the students for their benefit.

The programme would be implemented through the Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Department of the NLC.

The sources noted that under the Community Development Initiative (CDI) programme, the NLC had been according priority to improve educational standard in the peripheral areas.

In commemoration of the golden jubilee celebrations, the NLC had constructed classrooms, libraries and laboratories, and donated 4,400 desks and benches, all worth Rs. 1.75 crore, to 67 schools and the Vriddhachalam government arts college.

The NLC used to spend Rs. 10 crore annually for the CDI programme. But the spending on this score exceeded Rs. 11.50 crore last year, and this year the allocation for the purpose had been enhanced to Rs. 13 crore.

The programme was inaugurated in the government boys and girls higher secondary school at Perperiyankuppam by NLC General Manager (Land acquisition) V.S. Sankaran on Friday.

NLC Chief Managers M. Karthikeyan and R. Govindarajan and Deputy Chief Engineer (Land acquisition) N.P. Veerasigamani spoke.

The headmasters and teachers appreciated the NLC for having come up with such beneficial programme for the students.

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