NGO opens centre at Uran to train youth in skill development
Non-governmental organisation Avashya Foundation of Allcargo Logistics has inaugurated a skill development centre in Uran and launched an extensive environment conservation programme ‘Maitree’, as part of its corporate social responsibility initiative, earlier this week.
Boys fly kites at Creek Garden on Thane’s Saket road as residents prepare to celebrate Makar Sankranti today.
The skill development centre, called Transindia Logistics Park, in Uran, will train members of the tribal communities as well those living in underdeveloped regions of the state such as Marathwada, to operate cranes, drive heavy vehicles as well as warehouse management, among others.
The objective of the centre is to empower them to acquire skills that will help them find employment.
“The development and upliftment of the underprivileged in society is everyone’s responsibility. We should contribute in every possible manner,” said Shashi Kiran Shetty, founder and chairman, Allcargo Logistics and Avashya Foundation, at the launch. Actor Suniel Shetty was also present at the launch.
“Providing youth the infrastructure, training and exposure will go a long way in giving them a more prosperous and sustainable life,” said Shashi Kiran Shetty.
Allcargo Logistics also plans to plant 10 lakh fruit-bearing trees in the tribal and remote regions of Maharashtra.
“One of the most effective ways to counter deforestation, pollution, drought and soil erosion, is to plant trees. Our Maitree programme is a step in this direction,” said Shetty.
“With fruit-bearing trees being planted, we are also extending our support to the citizens who can earn an addition livelihood and support education, health care and a decent living for their families, especially children,” he said.