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Sesa Sterlite launches Yuva Pragati Kendra at Lanjigarh

Sesa-Sterlite1With an aim to provide value add to the local youths of the tribal area at Lanjigarh, Sesa Sterlite has launched a centre at Lanjigarh to provide free career counselling to the Local youths, which is named as YuvaPragati Kendra. Mr.K.K.Dave, COO Sesa Sterlite attended as Chief guest  and inaugurated the centre at Mining Office in the presence of other dignitaries like Mr Jalaj Malpani-Head Finance, Mr. Amit Joshi-Head HR.

On this eve Mr Dave says”Sesa Sterlite has been trying to give a better opportunity through YuvaPragati Kendra with free training, counselling for career and guide to avail Knowledge and Information. So that the youth force can actively participate in the development process of Village and Country”.

YPK shall connect local youth of SSL peripheral villages and Lanjigarh with all possible job opportunities/entrepreneurial scopes in a transparent and effective manner through the use of technology as well as through counselling and training. While the state-of-the-art technology driven YPK will, in a sustained manner, provide information about available job opportunities and resources to function effectively, the YPK would be the pivotal outreach and counselling interface of aspiring youth from rural, semi urban areas as well as from disadvantaged sections of the society. This Centre would be staffed by motivated and competent personnel, enabled with necessary tools and infrastructure for:

Effectively and continuously assessing demand of skills in labour markets, local in other States and abroad;Guiding youth visiting the Centre or by outreach to schools/colleges, about the training, on-the-job training, job opportunities, etc., according to their aptitude and potential, and Maths. Connecting youth and other job seekers with jobs through portal, job fairs and other possible interface with employees such as campus placements.

Sesa-Sterlite2Mr Sidhartha Behera,Program Director FIDR has managed the stage and Mr Ranjan Sharma has explained briefly about the project. Also opinion makers like Mr Sridhar Pesnia-President LAVP, Chandra Pesnia-Ex Sarapanch, Binod Goud-President LYS, Subash Agrawal-President NYS thanked Sesa Sterlite for this project and told that this will give benefit to the locals for better career and they will be able to get engaged in various Govt/Private jobs.

The YPK is intended to impact the youths of the entire area, including parts of Rayagada and Kalahandi districts, otherwise marginalised and bereft of soft skills, career preparedness and better life options. This unique Better Life Options Program (BLP) is based on an empowerment model and combines elements of education, family life education, life skills, vocational hand holding, community services and career development.Officials like Mr Jugal Mishra, Mr.Rabi Narayan Mishra, Mr.Chitta Ranjan Panigrahi, Mrs. Sweta Upadhay, Sidhartha Behera, Pallavi Bose, Srimukh Agasty, Srikanta Bohidar from SSl and Ravi Kumar, Pradosh Prusty from FIDR have attended in the function. This Center will benefit 1000 youths @ 50 nos per batch in three classes such as Mathematics, G.K, English during this year.

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