Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday inaugurated the National Conclave on ‘Skill Development Initiatives (SDI) in Hydrocarbon Sector’ on the occasion of the first foundation day of SDI Bhubaneswar.
Senior officers of the oil industries, academicians, consultants and training partners in skills industry, senior industry members from various parts of the country as well as the state took part in the national conclave.
Among others Mr. Verghese Cherian, Chairman and Director (HR), SDI, Bhubaneswar, Mr. B. Roy, Director (HR), OIL, Mr. D. D. Mishra, Director (HR), ONGC, Mr. Pushp Joshi, Director (HR), HPCL, Mr. V C Bhandare, Director (HR), EIL, Mr. N. N. Rao, CEO, SDI, Bhubaneswar were present at the occasion.
A three-month short-term computer course exclusively for girls was also launched as part of this first foundation day celebration. Each batch will impart training to 30 girl students.
A Pictorial Journey of SDI, Bhubaneswar was also unveiled during the occasion.
The Minister presented tool kits of Rs. 50,000 each to two students of the first batch of the institute. Besides, he felicitated “Medha Servo” as the Best Recruiter of SDI, Bhbubaneswar for giving highest employment opportunities to the passed out students.
Oil industry’s first Skill Development Institute in Odisha’s capital was inaugurated on this day last year. The institute, promoted by public sector oil companies, IndianOil, ONGC, GAIL, BPCL, HPCL, OIL, EIL and Balmer Lawrie, under the aegis of MoP&NG, is managed by IndianOil in support of the Skill India Mission of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.