Convocation held for first batch of training centre for persons with disabilities at Tata Steel

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Noamundi, February 12: The convocation ceremony of the first batch of SABAL, Centre for Abilities on Digital Literacy was held at JRDTTI auditorium today. Satish Chandra, State Disability Commissioner, Government of Jharkhand, Dhurwa, Ranchi graced the occasion as Chief Guest along with Pankaj Satija, General Manager, Ore Mines & Quarries (OMQ) Division, Tata Steel.

A total of 14 Persons with Disability (PWD) students who underwent the 7 week Digital Literacy programme, learned basics of computer through Non Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) software. They were trained by Rana Tarsekar, Trainer for Visual Impairment and Naveen Kumar, Trainer for Visual Impairment from Enable India.
Speaking on the occasion, Chandra said: “This is a fantastic initiative by Tata Steel at Noamundi. Life is full of learnings and I have learned that disability is enhanced ability in disguise. I am in awe of the spirit that these students showcased. Let’s do our bit in being more include and appreciative. ”

Expressing his happiness, Satija said: “It is heartening to see that our initiatives taken to promote Diversity & Inclusion have begun to blossom. The passion and dedication that these students have is commendable. Best wishes to all the student for future.”

The first batch comprising of 11 males and 3 females, completed two special projects namely the plantation and safety awareness project which they presented in the form of a power-point presentation.

“SABAL” a joint initiative of Tata Steel Skill Development Society (TSSDS) and Enable India for PWD is an institution for aspirants who want to make a mark and succeed in life. Enable India is a premier institute that has been shaping up lives of PWD over the years in India. TSSDS, promoted by Tata Steel, is targeted towards enhancing the technical skills of the youth of Jharkhand.

Present on the occasion were R.P Mali, Chief Noamundi Iron Mine, Tata Steel, Parthasarathi Mishra, Chief HRM (OMQ) , Tata Steel, Allen Joseph, Unit Head, TSRDS, Noamundi and Dr Dhirendra Kumar, Chief Medical Officer, Tata Steel Hospital Noamundi .

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