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Tata Power’s Powerlinks inaugurates new skill development centre

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World Coal,

In line with the philosophy of the empowerment of rural Indian women, Tata Power’s Powerlinks Transmission Ltd, has inaugurated a new Skill Development Centre in Barielly, Uttar Pradesh (India). Modelled at the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendra (PMKK), the centre will be focused on skill development and empowerment of women in rural/remote locations.

The inauguration event was graced by senior officials from Powerlinks Transmission Ltd. such as Yogesh Luthra, CEO, Diksha Singh, Group Head HR & CSR and CP Srivastav, Head O&M along with senior officials from partner organisation National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC).

The centre has been inaugurated as a part of Tata Power’s DAKSH programme – an employability initiative for women and youth in rural India.

Yogesh Luthra, CEO & ED, Powerlinks Transmission said: “The best way to empower women in rural India is to equip them with life skills, particularly vocational skills that will provide them economic independence. Over the last three years we have been able to successfully empower a lot of rural women/youth across our centres in UP, Bihar and West Bengal. We expect to continue building on our past successes with more such centres that will benefit the local community immensely.”

Powerlinks has been working for Skill Development of Youth in remote locations of line operation and has trained and employed over 1000 students from rural areas of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal over the past 3 years.

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