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  • 2015 | June
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Valedictory of NCSTC-DST Sponsored Workshop at UCOST

Training Program on LED Light Bulb, Bamboo carved lamps & Solar Emergency Light for tribals of 11 states of India

A Seven days training Course for tribals of 11 states was jointly organized by Uttarakhand State council For Science and technology, Dehradun, NCSTC, Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India and Society of pollution & Environmental conservation Scientists (SPECS) Dehradun at Village - Kandoli from 14th to 20th June , 2015. 64 tribal participants from 11 states (Chhatishgarh, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Sikkkim, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Tilangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra (INDIA) participated in “LED Light Bulbs, Bamboo Carved Lights and solar Emergency Light” training in Dehradun. Participants of different state of India participated wholeheartedly in the seven day long workshop. An electronic kit along with bamboo carving machine was distributed to each group by SPECS.
The participants in the workshop belong to the tribal areas of India. 15 women and 49 males are trained in making energy efficient lights and bamboo carving. Some of the tribal trainees were not even literate. Out of the sixty four participants around thirty participants were educated up to class five, eight studied up to class nine and only four of them completed their graduation. Most of them were facing problem of unemployment. The 15 women participants belonged to various age groups. 4 women from Madhya Pradesh, 6 from Chattishgarh, 3 from Arunachal Pradesh and 2 from Meghalaya participated and learnt the skill of making energy efficient lights.
This is the second training to empower the tribal’s of India through skill transfer. Earlier in March 44 trainees from eight states participated in the seven day long workshop. It is indeed fulfilling to know that the trainees have started working on their own in the respective states. In the valedictory session which was arranged in the premises of UCOST, Vigyan Dham. The Chief Guest Shri N.S. Napalchayal, Former Chief Secretary and Chief Information Commissioner, Uttarakhand said that these types of training will help the unemployed tribal’s people as most of them are illiterate and they does not have the basic scientific knowledge. These programmes will directly connect tribals with modern society and life style. As now days the need is to make scientific products to earn livelihood. Scientific temperament is natural in human being; all you need is a IQ level, commonsense instead of having bookish knowledge. He also forced the tribal participants from different states to form a associations so that they can unitely work for themselves.
Prof. A.N. Purohit, former Vice Chancellor, HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar also emphasized that the tribal people from different states should communicate with each other as well as with UCOST and SPECS and it the duty of UCOST to monitor time to time that the training which they gave may give positive results.
Dr. Rajender Dobhal, Director General, UCOST said that our main objective for the training was to make the trainees self reliant in the field of energy conservation. The participants have come from the remote villages of our country where there is acute shortage of electricity. This training will help these villagers in getting emergency provision of light along with mobile charging facility. These lights can be charged through solar as well as ambient. They also trained in “LED Light Bulbs, Bamboo Carved Lights”

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