A Chinese power company has agreed to collaborate with a city-based NGO to provide skill training to underprivileged youngsters. The corporate social responsibility wing of SEPCOIII Electric Power Construction Company signed a memorandum of understanding with Manav Sadhan Vikas Sanstha (MSVS) on Tuesday in Santa Cruz and presented a cheque of Rs10lakh for training programmes.
The cheque was handed over during a ‘convocation ceremony’ organised by MSVS to confer certificates to over 50 girls and women from the slums in Mumbai who underwent training for various skill programmes.
Consul general of China, Niu Qingbao, said, “The Indo-Chinese friendship has reached another level by this collaboration. Today, both countries are set to become the world’s largest economies. While India’s strength is IT and services, ours is infrastructure and power. If we work together, both will benefit.” China is already working in the power sector in five Indian states producing 4,000MW, which is over 7% of the total power production in India, added Qingbao.
Mumbai police commissioner Satyapal Singh said, “To make others beautiful, you need to look beautiful first. You must strengthen yourself and your family but also look towards your neighbourhood. Your personal progress is useless if people around you are hungry.”
MSVS works in the field of skill training, building entrepreneurship, women empowerment and health for the underprivileged.
“We have trained close to 60,000 people till now who are employed with various firms or self-employed. With this aid, we will help many more,” said MSVS president Suresh Prabhu.
CEO of Zee Group Bhaskar Das said, “The 21st century belongs to women. They are doing well in all fields.”
Actor Poonam Dhillon, BJP leader Kirit Somaiya and chef Sanjeev Kapoor were present on the occasion.