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Training for government officials

Corporate trainer Dr. M. Parivallal at a training programme for government officials at the Institute of Rural Employment Training centre on Tuesday. –   | Photo Credit: Photo: N. Bashkaran

Staff Reporter

A total of 544 employees to attend it in four phases

KRISHNAGIRI: Corporate training has been introduced to government officials and employees in Krishnagiri district.

The programme was chalked out by the district administration.

‘The Training People’ from Bangalore who has done the training programme in Sivaganga district will be providing the trainging here too.

The Additional Collector, Darez Ahmed, who was impressed by the programme in Sivaganga district took the initiative to implement it in Krishnagiri district.

About 644 district officers attended the programme in Sivaganga district.

A total of 544 officers and employees from various departments in Krishnagiri district will benefit from the programme named ‘Be … the Best.’

Aim

The aim of the programme is to make an individual face challenges and changes in a better manner.

Officers from Revenue, Education, Health, Social Welfare and other departments who are in direct contact with the public are given three day training in four batches.

The first batch was inaugurated by the Collector V.K. Shanmugam at the Rural Employment Training Centre, near the KRP dam.

‘The Training People’ is headed by Dr. M. Parivallal and has a tema of specialist trainers.

The programme which starts at 6 a.m. includes Yoga, meditation, pranayama behavioural management and management games.

The programme concludes at 11 p.m.

About 12 international trainers specialised are attending the programme. The training for first batch began here last Sunday. For the second batch the training will be from June 24 to 26, for the third batch from June 27 to 30 and for the last batch from June 30 to July 2.

Cost

Collector V.K. Shanmugam told The Hindu that when Mr. Darez Ahmed took this initiative the training firm readily accepted to conduct it at a reduced cost (60 per cent less than for the corporates). When we approached the UNICEF’s state-level coordinators over phone, they instantly accepted to fund the programme considerably, he added.

Dr. Parivallal told The Hindu that this was a psychological programme aimed at skill development.

“We will identify the hidden talents of the individuals at the programme and train them on how to exhibit in a purposeful manner,” he added.

He said the programmes were planned in a playful manner instead of class room lectures.