GUWAHATI, Sept 10 - A roadshow was organised on Oil India Limited�s CSR project �Swabalamban� on Friday at Tiloi in Moran.
Among the distinguished guests were Nayana Madhu Dutta, Manager (CSR & PA), Sakshi Aggarwal, Manager (CSR) from Oil India Ltd and Sanjit Raaj Choudhry and Sujoy Baruah, directors of Pragati Edutech. Also present were the students, well-wishers, guardians, village Panchayat office-bearers and village headmen.
Project Swabalamban is a corporate social responsibility (CSR) project of Oil India Ltd under which it conducts various projects and schemes for the welfare of the society. Guwahati-based Pragati Edutech is one of the implementing agencies of the placement-linked skill and capacity-building training programmes under Swabalamban. The project gives educated, unemployed and financially weak youths an opportunity to undertake a fully sponsored 100 per cent job-oriented hospitality management course in Guwahati.
Oil India Ltd. sponsors the study material, uniforms, stationary items and hostel accommodation. The hospitality management course includes knowledge on hotels, spoken English, communication skills, personality development, life skills, computer knowledge, individual mentoring and general knowledge. Under this project, minimum HSLC qualified students are selected primarily from Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Charaideo districts constituting the main operational areas of Oil India Ltd, a press release stated.
All the targeted beneficiaries are from socio-economically disadvantaged background. The outcome of this project is measured in terms of placement of the trained candidates and their sustainability in their jobs, which in turn directly affects the socio-economic development of the society at large.
Since 2013�2014 upto financial year 2017-18, a total of 1,962 students were trained in the hospitality domain out of which 94 per cent were placed in various marquee hospitality organisations such as Oberoi Group, Taj Group, Marriott Group, Hyatt Regency, ITC, and Ramada etc. Many of the beneficiaries of Project Swabalamban are also successfully pursuing their careers abroad.
OIL announced that during 2018-19, a further extension of the scheme was taken to three aspirational districts, namely Dhubri and Goalpara in Assam and Namsai in Arunachal Pradesh. A total of 1,000 beneficiaries will be targeted under the hospitality domain.