Chandigarh, August 14, 2019: University Institute of Fashion Technology and Vocational Development (UIFT & VD), Panjab University hosted a valedictory function for 90 beneficiaries of Skill Development Training Progamme under DAY-NULM scheme of Government of India being executed by Municipal Corporation Chandigarh at Mulk Raj Anand Auditorium on campus.
Prof Raj Kumar, Panjab University Vice-Chancellor informed about formation of an incubation centre on campus and expressed about exploring new avenues with Municipal Corporation Chandigarh for providing skill training to many more participants. He asked these beneficiaries from diverse background to get their identity cards made and use resources on campus including PU Library and Labs.
MC Additional Commissioner Sh. Anil Kumar Garg said that skill training has been imparted in an excellent manner to these participants and emphasised on the need for their placements.
UIFT Chairperson, Dr. Prabhdip Brar while addressing the beneficiaries said that this project is in complete harmony with a major thrust area of PU which is Corporate Social Responsibility Activity. This skill training progamme has been a beacon of hope for those who are jobless and aspire to become self-dependent.
The project coordinator Dr. Rita Kant has been responsible for bringing the projects to UIFT and year after year and by delivering consistent results. The apparel technology training was imparted by UIFT faculty member Megha Sharma, while Communication Skills for the lesser privileged participants were taken by Dr. Neha Miglani. MC Social Development Officer Sh. Vivek Trivedi was also present on the occasion.
Nearly 54 participants, from lesser privileged backgrounds, received their certificates and stipends for undergoing Better Lifestyle Programme which was organised by UIFT in coordination with Department of Life Long Learning &Extension (DLLL&E). Most of these participants are either school dropouts or could not pursue college/university education due to financial compulsions. Being on a stage at Panjab University was a significant moment in their life as they shared their experiences with all the dignitaries present. 36 participants received sewing machines and certificates as a part of Apparel Technology Programme.