Amara Raja Skill Development Centre Celebrates First Convocation

101 Rural youth Skilled and awarded Certifications

Hyderabad, 25th August, 2016: In an endeavour to improve the quality of life of underprivileged youth by providing skill training, the Amara Raja Group launched the Amara Raja Skill Development Centre in 2014, with an investment of around 30 crores, at Pettamitta, Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh. This centre has been established by the Rajanna Trust which is run under the aegis of the Amara Raja Group. The first batch, on successful completion of the course, was awarded ‘Multi Skill Technician’ Certificates at the convocation held today at Pettamitta, Tirupati.

The batch of 101 students received certificates at the ceremony from the Chief Guest Prof. Avula Damodaram, Vice-Chancellor, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati, in presence of the Amara Raja Group Founder and Chairman, Dr Ramachandra N Galla, Mr. Jaikrishna. B, President-Group HR, Viswanathan M, Dean of the Centre, Management team members, representatives from the Villages in the vicinity and a cross section of employees from Amara Raja Companies and other institutions of the Rajanna Trust.

The programme is designed not only to impart technical skills but is also focussed is on making them better team players, good and disciplined citizens. Thus, equal emphasis is given to kinesthetics, sports and games like football, volleyball, basketball, chess, yoga, memory building, music, etc. for the all-round development of rural youth for who the 24-month course was offered free of cost. The course was designed taking into consideration the background and qualifications of the rural youth and the requirements of the industry.

The Amara Raja Group is planning to establish its next Skill Development Centre at Diguvamagham, followed by one in Guntur