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VISITS & SEMINARS/VISITS OF GOVT OFFICIALS

VISITS & SEMINARS/COLLABORATIVE INITIATIVES

Sewing future for Rajasthan youth

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t an exhibition organised to showcase the achievements of the Rajasthan Government as it completed one year in office, the skill development initiatives of the state occupied places of prominence. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s vision of leading the state to a new phase of growth through its skilled population was also evident from the fact that she not only visited the ATDC Jaipur stall at the exhibition, but also sat down on a stool to sew buttons on a garment. As part of the Rajasthan Skills Develop-

ment and Livelihood Mission (RSLDC), ATDC Jaipur participated at the exhibition, titled “Nai Disha, Naya Rajasthan, Aao Saath Chalen” along with over 50 different state departments.

N-E set for ‘employability’ push: Dr. Panda

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lthough ATDC-SMART has successfully imprinted its footsteps in the North-Eastern region, now the time has come to impart “employable” skills into youth from far-flung areas and other

underdeveloped regions in the N-E, emphasised Dr. S.K. Panda (IAS), Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. While visiting ATDC National Head Office in Gurgaon, Dr. Panda shared new ideas and strategies for promoting skills for livelihood for North-Eastern youth. “With over 176 centres, ATDC currently has the capacity to train 50,000 candidates per annum in short term and 10,000 candidates in longterm programmes,” Dr. Darlie O. Koshy pointed out.

Collector’s thumbs up

Sustained skill support

With a view to introduce the training activities at ATDC to Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) Taluk coordinators, Shri Govind Bhat, District Officer/Coordinator, NYKS recently visited ATDC Hubli in Karnataka along with 30 coordinators.The visit was part of a one-week orientation programme.

Bonding for a better future

Devotion to skilling

Strengthening Madhya Pradesh Khadi Village Industries Board’s (MPKVIB) ties with ATDC for furthering India’s skill foot print, Smt Sudha Chaudhary, IAS, Managing Director, MPKVIB said all the students that MPKVIB sponsors for short and long-term courses can be trained at ATDC. Accompanied by Pradeep Sharma, former principal, MPKVIB, Smt Chaudhary visited ATDC Indore recently and was impressed by the world-class facilities.

While visiting ATDC Indore, Shri Pawan Bhandari, Assistant General Manager, National Safai Karamcharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC) termed the infrastructure at ATDC as excellent and praised the faculty for their devotion in training the candidates sponsored by NSKFDC.

From pastoral to apparel

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ith a view to taking a closer look at the impact of skill development carried out by ATDC, Shri D.V. Swamy (IAS), Mission Director, Karnataka State Rural Livelihood Mission (KSRLM), Bengaluru and Sri H. Prakash, Joint Director, KSRLM recently visited ATDC GADAG. Shri Swamy congratulated ATDC Gadag for empowering through its training 421 candidates during 2013-14.

Linking marginalised with world

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Attending the closing ceremony of a 15-day skill development programme for former Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) volunteers recently, Shri Ashutosh Awasthi, District Magistrate, Dewas in Madhya Pradesh assured ATDC Dewas of all possible help in taking forward its skilling mission. Shri Awasthi said he would look into the issue of a rent-free building for ATDC Dewas.

Jodhpur MLA tracks skill trail rom instilling confidence to bringing “employability”, the efforts put by the ATDC trainers inside the classroom is for the discerning observer to notice. And to see for himself the training procedure at ATDC, Member of Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from Jodhpur Shri Kailash Bhansali visited ATDC Jodhpur recently— only to be left impressed at the quality training being imparted to students.

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o take stock of the progress made by the candidates sponsored by the National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC), Shri R.K. Singh, Managing Director of NSFDC, Delhi visited ATDC Bhopal recently. As part of its mission to link the marginalised with the mainstream, NSFDC sponsored 70 candidates for Surface Ornamentation (Advance) course offered by ATDC Bhopal. While interacting with the candidates, Shri Singh encouraged them to attend classes regularly at the state-of-the-art ATDC campus and avail the stipend that NSFDC provides to sponsored candidates. He also mentioned that opportunities for those interested in starting their own venture after completing the ATDC course are immense. Taking note of the training facilities available at ATDC Bhopal, Shri Singh asked the local SCA(State Channelising Agency) to support more students to enrol in skill development courses offered by ATDC.

CHARTING THE ASCENT OF THE UNDERPRIVILEGED In an another visit to track how the candidates from the margins are being trained, Sapan Barua, Manager, NSFDC, visited ATDC Indore recently. The students prepared rangoli and presented a welcome song in Barua’s honour. They thanked NSFDC for the opportunity to learn new skills and sail through the troubled waters with ease and dignity. Interacting with the students, Barua encouraged them to strongly build the foundation for a shining career ahead. The visits encouraged the ATDC students in their journey towards building a successful career in the apparel sector.

INDUSTRY VISITS Learning to weave

Face-to-face with denim production

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o enrich the knowledge of Fashion Design Technology (FDT) students’ practical experience of the textiles’ weaving process, ATDC Raipur in Chhattisgarh organised for its students a visit to Mahamaya Bunkar Sahakari Samiti at Patan in Durg district recently. The visit offered all the

participating 26 students an opportunity to observe from close quarters all the layers that makeup the fabric making process.

o offer students a closer look at the layers of the garment production process, ATDC Indore organised a visit for its students to M/S Kalani Traders that produces jeans and designer lowers. Exploring different sections of the manufacturing process such as the cutting room, sewing room, sample room

and washing room, the participating students took note of how specialised training can contribute to overall efficiency.

FOR CLOSER COLLABORATION

Pursuing excellence

Setting international benchmark

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head of Madhya Pradesh Council of Employment and Training (MAPCET) launching a major skilling drive for the state’s youth, Dr. Veena Ghanekar, IAS, Managing Director, MAPCET visited ATDC Indore to inspect the infrastructure, compatibility of

course curriculum and faculty resources recently. To take stock of how ATDCtrained candidates were performing at the garment manufacturing units, she also visited Trends Apparels Pvt. Ltd. and interacted with a few ATDC-trained employees.

aking learning beyond the four walls of classrooms, ATDC Jaipur organised for its students an industrial visit to Kishangarh Textile Park & Bagru Textile Park on January 6. About 55 students along with faculty members

visited the textile parks equipped with latest weaving and finishing machines.

owards developing programmes that meets the priorities and needs of both India and Britain and bring about a systemic change in the educational sector of both the countries, a delegation from Edinburgh College in Scotland visited

ATDC Indore in Madhya Pradesh on February 11. The visit was part of the UKIndia Education and Research Initiative (UKERI).

Smart newzine spring 2015  

SMART NewZine Spring Issue Vol. 3 / Issue 12

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