The second batch of a skill development programme for women organised by the Neyveli Lignite Corporation India Ltd (NLCIL) has passed out. In all, 460 women were trained in various discipline such as tailoring, beautician, light motor vehicle driving, modern gem and jewellery making and spoken English modules. The total cost of the training amounting to ₹ 30 lakh, was met out from the CSR fund of the NLCIL.
Yogamaya Acharya, president, Neyveli Ladies Club, distributed certificates and stipends to the women, who underwent training in tailoring and spoken English, recently at Neyveli Ladies Club.
Sewing machines and certificates were given to 30 women while as many as 75 women, who underwent spoken English training were awarded certificates and a learning kits.
The women empowerment initiative was organised under the ‘Praveen Sthri’ scheme, a press note from NLCIL said. The women from surrounding villages including students of Neyveli Jawahar Science College gained self-employment and received skill development training.
The first batch of 80 beneficiaries had received their certificates and stipends earlier last month.
Shanthi Vikraman, patron, Neyveli Ladies Club, senior officials of NLCIL and members participated.