GJSCI signs a pact with Delhi Prison at GJSCI Skill Conclave

GJSCI aims to train women inmates of Tihar into jewellery making.

: IJ News Service
28 March 2017 9:37 AM
Reference: 10801

Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) signs a MOU with Delhi Prison for the ‘Tihar Women Inmates Skilling’ that aims at teaching the skillset of jewellery making to the women inmates of Tihar Jail. The MOU was signed by Mr. Premkumar Kothari – Chairman, Gems & Jewellery Skill Council of India, Mr. Ajay Verma- Director,IBJ India and Mr. Sudhir Yadav (I.P.S), Director General – Delhi during GJSCI`s Skill Conclave that took place in the esteemed presence of Ms. Nirupa Bhatt, Mr. Manoj Dwivedi, Mr. D.D. Karel, Mr. Gaurav Kapoor, Mr Rajendra Bhola, Mr. V.K. Murti, Mr. Avneesh Goel and other eminent personalities from ministry, NSDC & Gems & Jewellery.

Majorly, these women end up committing a crime due to poverty and they lack skills. A program like this would empower these women and make them more independent that will eventually rehabilitate them back into a normal life of a respectable citizen. This project is developed with an aim to train women inmates of Tihar Jail with Jewellery making skills, enabling them to have a fresh perspective in life and be independent. GJSCI`s Skill Conclave saw a number of presentations by experts on various topics related to Jewellery industry which was succeeded by a Panel Discussion. The aim of the conclave was totrigger a shift from an unorganized sector to an organized gems & jewellery industy. Various GJSCI projects are inclined towards the skilling and upliftment of the unskilled labourforce of jewllery industry.

However, as a body, from time to time we have also created various programs for the lesser privileged sector of the society which includes Project Vanika, Upliftment of Hupari artisans, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to name a few and Tihar Women Inmates Skilling is another fresh initiative by GJSCI" Said Mr. Binit Bhatt, CEO, GJSCI. “This project is a major achievement for GJSCI as it not only help to source manpower for the jewellery industry, but will also give the women inmates a new approach to life and a rehabilitated way of living”, said Mr. PremKumar Kothari, Chairman, GJSCI.

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