Under the aegis of BSL with the objective of providing self-employment opportunities to women and youth in the regional villages of Bokaro, Bokaro Steel Plant is starting a Handicraft Training Center at BIV Sector 2D School from 15th December under its CSR. MoU was signed between Bokaro Steel Plant and LIMS-ESAF, Dumka for imparting training in Handicraft using locally available materials like water hyacinth, bamboo etc. The MoU was signed by CRK Sudhanshu, General Manager (CSR) on behalf of BSL and Dr. Ajithsen Selvadas, Associate Director on behalf of LIMS-ESAF. During this programme organized at Bokaro residence, BSL Director-in-charge Amarendu Prakash, Executive Director (Personnel and Administration) Sanjay Kumar, Executive Director (Finance and Accounts) Suresh Rangani, Executive Director (Materials Management) Amitabh Srivastava, Executive Director (Projects) Chittaranjan Mohapatra, other senior officers, headmen and public representatives of regional villages and officials of LIMS-ESAF Foundation were present.
It is noteworthy that LIMS-ESAF Foundation, Dumka has vast experience in production, training and marketing in the field of handicrafts. Training will be started by the experts of the organization in the Handicraft Training Center this month, preparations for which are going on war footing. A show room is also being opened in the training center itself for the sale of handicraft items manufactured here. On the occasion of the signing of the MoU, Director-in-charge Amarendu Prakash, describing the quality of handicraft items as world-class, expressed confidence that this would not only pave the way for self-employment for rural women and youth, but would also establish Bokaro as a handicraft development center and a new identity will also be found. He also called upon the present chiefs and public representatives to motivate people in their respective areas to take advantage of this opportunity. A target has been set to train 200 villagers in the first batch at the Handicraft Training Centre, which will be completed by March, 2023. After that there is a plan to train a total of 600 local rural women and men in 2023-24.