Knowledge Centres inaugurated in Rural Andhra Pradesh

As per the 10-point agenda of Modi government, focus should be laid on economy and infrastructure using technology and social media and restoring the confidence of bureaucrats. PM also wanted that the youth from underprivileged communities should get jobs in reputed companies. Hence in lieu of this, Cairn India, in collaboration with NASSCOM Foundation, inaugurated the Cairn NASSCOM Knowledge Centre (CNKC) at Gollavilli village in Uppalaguptham Mandal of East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh on January 13, 2016. Earlier such two centres were also established, first one in the year 2012 at S Yanam village and second in 2014, in Challapalli village.

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Dignitaries present during the inaugural of Cairn NASSCOM Knowledge Centre

Cairn India Limited is one of the largest oil and gas exploration companies in India and one of the fastest growing energy production companies in the world. The inaugurated centre will be managed in association with the Forum for Integrated Development and Research (FIDR). FIDR is a renowned NGO which has over 10 years of experience in implementing programmes in collaboration with the Nasscom Foundation.

The centre will bridge the gap and open channels between the youth of Gollavilli and reputable organizations. More employment opportunities will be created at par for the city-bred youth.

Highlights of the Inauguration Event

During the inauguration, the CKNC’s first batch of 30 students was inducted in the presence of Andhra Pradesh deputy chief minister and home minister N Chinna Rajappa. Other people present at the inauguration ceremony included Cairn India officials and other distinguished dignitaries.

The newly inaugurated centre is located at Gollavilli village in Uppalaguptham mandal of East Godavari. The step has been taken to make young people from underprivileged communities employable and connect them with reputed companies in the organized sector.

Benefits of CKNC

It will function as a digital resource centre for the village. It will be responsible for providing computer education and to improve the spoken English communication skills of the local youth. This all, in turn, will help these children in competing with the candidates from cities in present job market. The centres will also hold behavioural sessions, employee orientation and training on communication skills to prepare the candidates for job interviews.

In the long run, the knowledge centre will have tie-ups with industry partners and local business establishments so as to provide better placement to the youths who are part of these skill-based centres.

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