Lanjigarh: Vedanta Limited recently inaugurated a Tailoring Training Centre at Ashrampada, under Lanjigarh block. The centre has been set up in association with Shaktimayee Foundation, an apex body of Vedanta’s Sakhi Project for women empowerment. It aims to diversify avenues for sustainable livelihood and micro-entrepreneurship among rural women, living in the vicinity of the alumina refinery unit.
Driven by the objective to enable women through skill development and financial empowerment, this centre will provide training to the women of the region so start their own ventures and become micro-entrepreneurs. More than 30 trainees hailing from various villages in the district were enrolled in the first phase.
Jitendra Kumar Mishra, Block Development Officer, Lanjigarh, Mani Majhi, Sarpanch, Lanjigarh and Jyoshna Mishra, ICDS Supervisor were present at the inauguration.
Rakesh Mohan, Chief Operating Officer, Vedanta Limited, Lanjigarh unit said, “We at Vedanta believe that one should acquire a certain set of skills to become ‘aatmanirbhar’. It is the beginning of a new journey for the first batch of trainees towards self-reliance. They can start their own tailoring centres after upskilling themselves through this centre and strive for financial independence. Women empowerment is one of the thrust areas of our community development initiatives. This programme will boost our efforts towards this end and help empower the women of this region by providing them with a sustained source of income. We are happy to play a part in the life-changing journey of these trainees and hope to see an increase in the number of trainees in the upcoming batches so that we can together build a self-reliant India.”