Pune: Lloyds Metal & Energy in association with Trisharan Enlightenment Foundation groomed 40 tribal youth from Etapalli, Gadchiroli district as Vikasdoot (development ambassadors). The training workshop was arranged at Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, Balewadi from 21st to 30th April 2023.
Renowned Journalist Arun Khore inaugurated the workshop. On the occasion of valedictory of the workshop, Veteran Literary & Critic Dr. Shripal Sabnis enlightened & felicitated the participants. Former Addl. Chief Secretary Mr. Ujjwal Uke, Senior General Manager, Lloyds Metals & Energy L. Saikumar, Trisharan Enlightenment Foundation’s Founder Pradnya Waghmare, State Coordinator Prashant Waghmare were present.
These youth from 21 villages of Etapalli Tehsil have been trained as Vikasdoot. Under this 10 days of training, they have learnt about personality development, etiquette and public behavior, 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. Also every morning they have taken experience of exercise & sports activities.
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 IAS (Retd)
The youth should take education and become enablers of development of the tribals, appealed Dr. Shripal Sabnis.
Mr. L Saikumar mentioned that Lloyd’s Managing 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. To keep this thought in mind, he has come up with the concept of outreach centers, 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 center in the Hedri village , Etapalli area very soon, he said.
Pradnya Waghmare said, “I feel very happy that Trisharan Enlightenment Foundation got an opportunity to associate with Lloyds Metal & Energy Ltd. 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 centers 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 IAS, Agriculture Commissionerate Officer Vishwajit Sarkale, Senior Journalist Arun Khore, Editor of Sakal Samrat Phadnis, News Editor of Kesari Swapnil Pore, PRO of Pune Metro Hemant Sonawane, Media Professional Jivraj Chole & many others guided them. State Coordinator of Trisharan Enlightenment Foundation Prashant Waghmare spoke about the outreach centers and the training done at Etapalli. District Coordinator Mangaldas Mashakhetri moderated the workshop. Rachna Kamble proposed a vote of thanks.