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Sewing Machines to students by SBI – Sankalp – Faridabad

January 4, 2024 –   40 professional sewing machines were distributed by the State Bank of India (SBI) to students from various Amrita Sankalp tailoring centers around Faridabad. These women are also part of the Self-Help Groups (SHGs) created by the AmritaSREE (Self Reliance Education and Employment) initiative by M.A. Math to empower rural women in various parts of India.

The event took place at Amrita Hospital, Faridabad in the presence of Swami Nijamritananda Puri,
Administrative Director of Amrita Hospital; Mr. Kalpesh Krishnakant Awasia, Chief General Manager of SBI; Deepesh Raj, SBI Deputy General Manager; Vinod Kumar, SBI Regional Manager; and Dr. Manju Sharma, the government’s CDPO.

This came under the SANKALP project (Skill Acquisition and Knowledge Awareness for Livelihood Promotion project), a program of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship MSDE, Government of India, and the National Skill Development Corporation NSDC, implemented in various parts of India by Amrita University, to boost short term Skill Training programs for long term benefits through strengthening institutions, bringing in better market connectivity and inclusion of marginalized sections of the society. Through the trainings, women gained the skills and confidence they needed to start their own businesses.