Gadchiroli May 7 (District Correspondent) Lloyds Metal & Energy in association with Trisharan Enlightenment Foundation groomed 40 tribal youth from Etapalli as Vikasdoot (development ambassadors). The training workshop was arranged at Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi recently.
Renowned Journalist Arun Khore inaugurated the workshop. Veteran Litterateur Dr. Shripal Sabnis, Former Addl. Chief Secretary Ujjwal Uke, Senior General Manager, Lloyds Metals & Energy L. Saikumar, Trisharan Enlightenment Foundation’s Pradnya Waghmare, State Coordinator Prashant Waghmare were prominently present.
These youth from 21 villages of Etapalli Tehsil have been trained as Vikasdoot. Under the 10 days training, they have learnt about personality development, etiquette and public behaviour, use of technology etc. They were shown the Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune Metro, Office and Museum of Tribal Research & Training Institute, Newspaper Offices, Printing Press etc.
Tribal communities living in remote forest areas need to be provided with good infrastructure such as roads, electricity, water etc. They should be given an opportunity to come into the flow of development by providing education and health facilities said Mr. Ujjwal Uke.
The youth should take education and become enablers of development of the tribals, appealed Dr. Shripal Sabnis.
Mr. L. Saikumar mentioned that Lloyd’s Director B. Prabhakaran believes that Gadchiroli has iron ore as well as diamonds in the form of people. If these diamonds are polished a little, they will also shine like others. With these thought in mind, he has come up with the concept of outreach centres, through which the government schemes and CSR schemes of Lloyds will reach the villages. We are also going to set up a CBSE school, garments unit & health centre in Hedri village in Etapalli taluka soon, he said.
Pradnya Waghmare said, “I feel very happy that Trisharan Enlightenment Foundation got an opportunity to groom these 40 youth from Etapalli. These youth have the determination to do a lot. If they have a dream, they work with dedication to achieve it. We tried to show them these dreams. By this training we have actually started breaking down the invisible wall between the tribals of the interiors and the so-called mainstream. The outreach centres will prove to be a bridge to connect the rural with the urban.”
Mr. B. Prabhakaran is trying for the economic, educational, social and cultural development of the people of remote areas from Gadchiroli, she added.
During the training workshop, Commissioner of Tribal Department Dr. Rajendra Bharud, Agriculture Commissionerate Officer Vishwajit Sarkale, Editor of Sakal Samrat Phadnis, News Editor of Kesari Swapnil Pore, PRO of Pune Metro Hemant Sonawane, Media Professional Jivraj Chole and many others guided the youths.
State Coordinator of Trisharan Enlightenment Foundation Prashant Waghmare spoke about the outreach centres and the training given at Etapalli. District Coordinator Mangaldas Mashakhetri moderated the workshop. Ms. Rachna Kamble proposed a vote of thanks.