GUWAHATI, April 22 - A trust deed was signed on April 20 between the NRL and the Vivekananda Kendra (VK), Kanyakumari, for setting up a nursing school at Numaligarh, a press release received here stated.
The proposed VK NRL Nursing School will be managed by the newly formed VK-NRL Nursing School Trust comprising members from the NRL and Vivekananda Kendra. From the NRL side, the trust deed was signed by MD P Padmanabhan (as settler), Director (Technical) SR Medhi, Director (Finance) SK Barua, Sr GM (HR) AK Bhattacharya, GM (Commercial and Legal) D Choudhury (as trustees), while Dipok Borthakur, KN Hazarika and Prabin Dabholkar signed the deed on behalf of the Vivekananda Kendra at a solemn function held at Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture (VKIC), Guwahati.
This social venture of setting up a nursing school at Numaligarh has been initiated by the NRL under its CSR activities which, among other things, focuses on skill development and generation of livelihood opportunities for local people.
In the last financial year 2015-16, the NRL sponsored 14 girls from the neighbourhood under its flagship scheme, Uttoron, for undertaking nursing courses at Downtown University, Guwahati. The proposed VK NRL Nursing School is expected to enrol more local girls and boys, and train them in nursing, thereby providing ample opportunities for their employment in the State and elsewhere, the release added.