Remembering Dr.A.P.J Abdul Kalam on his Birth Anniversary

Proposal Validation workshop on Policy advocacy towards ensuring Sustainable Employment for Transgender Community

DDU-GKY Resource Cell at NIRDPR conducted three day proposal validation workshop on policy advocacy for inclusion of transgender community into the ambit of sustainable employment on 2, 3, & 4 November 2022 at the Hyderabad campus of the Institute. The proposal was validated during the workshop for the study to be conducted on the existing employment interventions for transgender community to introduce the plausible implementation guidelines along with the framework for stakeholders. The proposal shall be finalized soon for commencing the study.

Proposal validation team with DDU-GKY Resource Cell, NIRDPR team


Thousands of youth are exploring their potential through Kaushal Aapti. Refer Notification 3/2022 for details.

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DDU-GKY Dharmagiri St.Joseph’s Hospital, Mukkam, Kerala

Lamp Lighting and Oath Taking Ceremony Report

DDU-GKY Dharmagiri St.Joseph’s Hospital, Mukkam celebrated the Lamp Lighting and Oath Taking ceremony of 51 students on 20th October 2022. Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing taught the art and science of nursing. The remembrance of Florence Nightingale motivates the students to do dedicated service to the society. On 20th October 2022, 51 students of the centre took an oath and entered into a new life. Our official programme started with a prayer dance by DDU-GKY students. Sr. Alby, centre-in-charge gave a warm welcome to all participants. Rev.Sr. Sheela MSJ, Provincial Superior of St.Thomas Province presided over the function. Adv.Rev.Fr. Aji Puthiyaparambil, Vicar Mukkam iangurated and delivered the message. Dr. Sindhu Ashok, Rev.Sr.Daliya MSJ, Administrator of Dharmagiri St. Joseph’s Hospital, Rev.Sr.Lilly Therese, Superior gave felicitation and wished all success in their future life. Mr. Jobin Joy, Placement Head proposed a vote of thanks to the participants. After the official programme, DDU-GKY students conducted cultural programs.

Motivation Class:

DDU-GKY Dharmagiri St.Joseph’s Hospital, Mukkam conducted one day training for the students on 15th October 2022. Life skill trainer Mr.Shaiju Athirampuzha led the session. They had different activities such as games, group work, and interaction sessions.

Anti-Drug Campaign:

Hospital Front Desk coordinator 3rd and 4th batch students of Dharmagiri St.Joseph Hospital DDU-GKY, Mukkam observed Anti-Drug Campaign with different programs. The Centre conducted pencil drawing competition and distributed certificates and cash prize to the winners. For the theme Save Child-Save Youth, collected signature from all students. Students performed a mime and the theme was ‘Drugs end the Dreams’.

Love Green Association, Wayanad, Kerala

Class against Drug abuse

Love Green Association, Global Campus, Wayanad conducted an awareness class on Drug abuse on 19/10/2022 at 11.00 am. The class was taken by Excise officers in Kalpetta, Sri Thushar & Sri Joshy. About 100 students attended the class. The Officers sensitised the candidates that drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medicine. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine also are considered drugs. When a person is addicted, he/she may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes. The Excise Officers said that drug addiction can start with experimental use of a recreational drug in social situations, and, for some people, the drug use becomes more frequent. For others, particularly with opioids, drug addiction begins when they take prescribed medicines or receive them from others who have prescriptions. The risk of addiction and how fast you become addicted varies by drug types. Some drugs, such as opioid painkillers, have a higher risk and cause addiction more quickly than others. As time passes, you may need larger doses of the drug to get high. Soon you may need the drug just to feel good. As drug use increases, one may find that it is increasingly difficult to go without the drug. Attempts to stop drug use may cause intense cravings and make one feel physically ill. These are called withdrawal symptoms. Help from your health care provider, family, friends, support groups or an organized treatment program can help one overcome drug addiction and stay drug-free. The usage of drugs among people are increasing and it is terrifying. The Officers added that the main victims of drug usage are youth, including girls.

Feedback from excise officers, who took the class



DATE: 30/10/2022 SUNDAY

TIME: 6:30PM-8:00PM


In the words of the candidates……
“We started our tapioca challenge at 6:30 pm on Sunday. First we invited Pradeep sir, Soorya ma’am, Ragesh sir [chef], Sabitha ma’am, and all other faculties and students of F&B5 and MC6 to our program. 

In this challenge we had two different varieties of tapioca: 1) Tapioca biryani, 2) tapioca and chutney along with black tea. Rajesh sir and Sabitha ma’am helped us to make food and gave instructions on sales.

We first sold tapioca biriyani to Chef Rajesh, then we sold to Sabitha ma’am and other faculties and F&B5, MC6 students. For entertainment, our program coordinators Abhiya and Amal sang the songs. Then we got positive feedback from students.

Glimpses of the Tapioca Fest


Program name: Funky Friday (Mocktail and DJ party)

Date: 21/10/2022 Friday

Time: 3:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Venue: AV11 Class room

Special guests: DMC: Balasubramaniam, State PRO: Maina Umaiban, ADMC: Vasu Pradeep

The centre started the program at 3:30 pm. First, the candidates welcomed students and other faculties. Their first event was a presentation about different types of Mocktails and live Mocktail preparation. They made 3 types of Mocktails (watermelon, pineapple, and mint).

After the Mocktail presentation, candidates presented their mocktails and snacks to all guests including students and faculty.

The batch gave a farewell party for F&B 3 batch as they were leaving the campus the very next day.

The Chief Guests addressed the candidates, followed by entertainment programmes.


We have conducted special Awareness Campaign at centre for controlling the usage of drugs among youth in Kerala with the support of Kudumbashree District Mission Thiruvananthapuram, DDU-GKY Migration Support Centre. The chief guest of the campaign was the Assistant Excise Commissioner, Mr. P. K. JAYARAJ . The key message of the campaign was “SAY NO TO DRUGS”.

Association of lady entrepreneurs of India-Kerala

Ghandhi jayanthi Celebration

ALEAP DDUGKY  observed  Gandhi  Jayanthi on October 2  to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Father Of The Nation, Mahatma  Gandhi.  To spread the importance of  Mahatma’s mission of cleaning and preserving the environment, students and trainers cleaned the surroundings and planted  a sapling.

World stroke day on October 29

World Stroke day on October 29 is observed to emphasize the serious nature and high rates of stroke. With an intent to spread awareness and take precautions to be taken, students enacted the symptoms of stroke and a presentation was also made.

Stroke Demonstration by candidates

Himayat, J&K Activities

Awareness Drives During Back to Village program

The Jammu and Kashmir government has embarked on an initiative to reach out to the people at the grassroots level through a programme named as ‘Back to the Village’. The ‘Back to Village’ programme is aimed to involve the people of the state and government officials in a joint effort to deliver the mission of equitable development.

Himayat, as per the directions from J&K UT Administration, organised various programme awareness camps in various panchayats of different districts of J&K from 27th October 2022 to 4th Nov 2022. The Official concerned, BDO, DDC, Sarpanchas and Panchas, State Project Managers of HMMU, and the Himayat Project Implementing Agency concerned attended the camps.

Swachh Bharat Swasth Bharat Abhiyaan

On 2nd of October 2022 on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, Himayat celebrated Swatch Bharat Abhiyan across various Training centres. It was launched on Oct 2nd, 2014 to celebrate the 145th birth anniversary of our Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, and his ideologies about cleanliness.

Training centres organized Cleanliness Drive under Swachh Bharat Swasth Bharat Abhiyaan Programme on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. The main purpose of this programme was to create awareness among the students regarding Cleanliness and its benefits. Trainees, trainers and other staff participated in the event.

Diwali Celebrations @ HIMAYAT

Learning is always fun at Himayat. Himayat celebrated Diwali, the festivals of light, across various training centres in the UT of J&K. All the trainees of batches undergoing training and staff members participated in the various events like Rangoli competition, Dance Competition etc. Trainees were dressed in ethnic wears and even performed some glimpses of Ramayana.

DDU-GKY training center of Wazir Advisors Pvt. Ltd Activities

Twenty eight candidates from DDU-GKY training center of Wazir Advisors Pvt. Ltd. started their journey of employment from Guwahati, Assam to Tirupur, Tamil Nadu on 24th October 2022.

Another batch of twenty five candidates from DDU-GKY training center of Wazir Advisors Pvt. Ltd. have started their journey towards employment from Guwahati, Assam to Tirupur, Tamil Nadu.

Punjab State News:

Smt Preeti Yadav, District Collector, Roopnagar distributed appointment letters to newly joined 20 candidates in Connect Business Solutions Ltd from Shaheed Bhagat Singh Charitable and Educational Society, Bela, Punjab. On the occasion, Hon’ble DC also motivated and encouraged the candidates to continue their jobs and earn an independent life to support themselves and their families.

Connoisseur Agroinfra projects private limited under the DDU-GKY scheme celebrated “Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan” on the Occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. On this occasion, a cleanliness drive was organised by the candidates of DDU-GKY around the training centre and nearby rural areas.

On the occasion of 115th Birth Anniversary of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, a Cultural event was organised by Quesscorp Pvt Ltd, Bathinda. All the women candidates participated enthusiastically during the event. Traditional folk dance & singing competition was conducted and prizes were disturbed to the candidates to boost their confidence & participation. Candidates of DDU-GKY was seen in colourful & vibrant costumes showcasing their talents.

As a part of training, Quesscorp Pvt Ltd, Bathinda arranged for a field visit to McDonald’s outlet in Bathinda. During the field visit, candidates worked with the staff & Customers of McDonald’s for one day and tried to understand the strategies needed to work in a job.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Charitable and Educational Society, Bela, Punjab organized a tour for their women candidates to nearby industries just before the placement drive in order to make the candidates familiar with the work environment and to instill interest among them to earn an independent life. Positive feedback was received from the candidates regarding the field visit. Such visits undoubtedly boost the DDU-GKY candidates zeal and confidence to work in corporate companies.

Secretary (RD) inaugurates DDU-GKY Training center at Port Blair

Shri. Suneel Anchipaka, Secretary (RD/Panchayat) inaugurated the DDU-GKY Training Center of the Program Implementing Agency (PIA)- Nalanda Educational Society on 11.10.2022, in the presence of Dr. Vijay Shardha Reddy, CEO of the PIA; Shri. Radhey Shyam Meena, Director (RD/Panchayat); Smt. Neha Gupta, Mission Manager State Partnership, MoRD; Shri. Santosh Kumar, Programme Manager, NIRDPR and the State Team of DDU-GKY.

The said training center is one of its kind, opened first time in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for skill development trainings of the rural youth of the Islands.

The said training center is equipped with IT lab facility, Domain & Non-Domain classrooms, Placement & Counseling Units, separate hostel facility for male and female candidates, in-door recreational activities, etc. The TOT certified trainers for Domain and Non-Domain trades are engaged to fulfill the training needs of candidates. The training center has the capacity to train 105 candidates at a time.

Dr. Vijay Shardha Reddy, CEO, Nalanda Educational Society informed that they will commence training on Field Technician Computing and Peripherals for the first batch of 70 candidates from 17th October, 2022 against the total target of 488 candidates under DDU-GKY project sanctioned to them and subsequently come up with more training pogrammes.

The Secretary (RD/Panchayat) appreciating the efforts of the PIA to open first ever residential DDU-GKY training center at Port Blair has requested the PIA to put in best efforts to ensure quality skill development training of the rural youth of the Islands and subsequently their suitable placement. He insisted the PIA to also look into the accommodation facilities for the candidates along with the training. He also requested the PIA to seek the support and cooperation of the PRI members for mobilization of maximum number of rural youths to avail the benefit under the scheme.

Subsequently, study materials were distributed by the dignitaries to the candidates. The Director (RD/Panchayat) requested the PIA to ensure fulfillment of all the norms of the DDU-GKY guidelines so as to have best skill development trainings for the rural youth of the Islands and assured the PIA that all necessary support shall be extended to them as and when required so as to have effective implementation of DDU-GKY Scheme in this UT.

Training program conducted in the month of October 2022

In the month of October, nine training programmes were conducted by DDU-GKY RC, NIRDPR of which 3 training programmes were conducted in offline mode at Manipur & Sikkim and remaining were conducted online. Training was conducted on Kaushal Aapti, Placement Procedure, Mobilization Tools & Techniques, Financial Procedure, Centre Management, Project Closure Procedure and Kaushal Bharat Placement Module. The total participants for this training were 447.

Additional Glimpse of Activities for the month

Review Meeting with Andaman SRLM & PIAs

Workshop on Placement Module & Placement Verification with PIAs in Bihar State

Training on Kaushal Aapti for Manipur SRLMs and PIAs

Kaushal Aapti training for field level functionaries in Tamilnaidu

Review meeting on PIAs performance (New PIAs) at SIRD Meghalaya



Rural Youth (Boys & Girls) embarking upon a career have dreams to come out from Poverty trajectory. It is true that despite the various challenges, if you have will, you can win.

Beauty is one of them, who started her journey through DDU-GKY training currently placed in Dubai and earning ₹*78,400/Month*. She started her 1st job in 2018 having ₹8,500/Month.

This interview may motivate many of our Target Group.

Name: Nayeem Ahmad Khuroo

Domain : Customer Care Executive

Employer : Human Welfare Voluntary Organization

Nayeem, 25 years old, belongs to a remote village and a poor family. He has a responsibility to support a large family of eight members. Nayeem studied upto 12th standard. He was good at studies but his poor financial conditions did not allow him to pursue his studies. But he had a zeal in himself to achieve something and he came to know about Shiv Education Society Pattan where he joined, and after the training, got placed in Human Welfare Voluntary Organization as Customer Care Executive. Nayeem says, “I am thankful as I can stand on my own and support my family. The skills I learned during my training made me more confident.” He is getting a CTC of Rs 10000 which for him is like a ray of hope for him in future. He gives the credit of his transformation to HIMAYAT under PIA Shiv Education Society Pattan.

Name: Pargi Jagrutiben

Father’s/Mother’s Name: Pargi Kalubhai

Permanent Address: Nishal Faliyu,MorMahudi, Vangad, Dahod,Gujarat-389172

Name of PIA: Aspire Disruptive Skill Foundation

Trade Name: Sewing Machine Operator

Current Employer & Address: Alok Industries Limited,

Old Survey No.148/2,149/1 & 150/3,New Survey No.787/788 & 793 Village-Morai,Taluka-Vapi,Dist-Valsad,Gujarat-396191

Salary: INR 14,056/- CTC

Pargi Jagrutiben comes from a farming family. Her life was not easy. She was working in a school to support the education of brother and sister.

After registering her name in employment office, she got a call from Aspire Disruptive Skill Foundation DDU-GKY centre. After centre visit and counselling from centre she got interested to join the training. PIA registered her admission through Kaushal Panjee. After completing the training programme, she got a job with the help of PIA at Alok Industries Limited, Vapi.

Name: Katara Renukaben

Father’s/Mother’s Name:Katara Laxmanbhai

Permanent Address: Bhojela, Fatepura Dahod,Gujarat-389190

Name of PIA: Aspire Disruptive Skill Foundation

Trade Name: Sewing Machine Operator

Current Employer & Address: Alok IndustriesLimited,

Old Survey No.148/2,149/1 & 150/3,New Survey No.787/788 & 793 Village-Morai,Taluka-Vapi,Dist-Valsad,Gujarat-396191

Salary: INR 14,056/- CTC

Renuka’s mother is not alive and with a mentally disturbed father, her life was not easy, besides the financial condition.

She heard about DDU-GKY training from her cousin sister. After the centre visit and counselling, she joined the programme though it was not easy to leave her father alone at home. After completing training programme she got job with the help of PIA at Alok Industries Limited,Vapi.

Name: Parmar Teenaben

Father’s/Mother’s Name:Parmar Bachubhai

Permanent Address: JagaFaliyu, Kalimahudi, Karath, Dahod, Gujarat. 389180

Name of PIA: Aspire Disruptive Skill Foundation

Trade Name: Sewing Machine Operator

Current Employer & Address: Alok IndustriesLimited,

Old Survey No.148/2,149/1 & 150/3,New Survey No.787/788 & 793 Village-Morai,Taluka-Vapi,Dist-Valsad,Gujarat-396191

Salary: INR 14,056/- CTC

She heard about DDU GKY training from her sister. After the centre visit and counselling from the centre, she joined the course, though it was not easy to leave her daughter alone at home. After completing training programme she got job with the help of PIA at Alok Industries Limited,Vapi.

Name: BariaDharmisthabenMohanbhai

Father’s/Mother’s Name:Mohanbhai

Permanent Address: Vachlufaliyu,Nana Ambaliya,Dahod,Gujarat-389175

Name of PIA: Aspire Disruptive Skill Foundation

Trade Name: Sewing Machine Operator

Current Employer & Address: Alok IndustriesLimited,

Old Survey No.148/2,149/1 & 150/3,New Survey No.787/788 & 793 Village-Morai,Taluka-Vapi,Dist-Valsad,Gujarat-396191

Salary: INR 14,056/- CTC

After registering her name in employment office, she got call from Aspire Disruptive Skill Foundation DDU-GKY centre. After the centre visit and counselling from centre, she joined the training. After completing of training programme, she got a job with the help of PIA at Alok Industries Limited, Vapi. Her trainers and centre manager were always encouraging her for her better future.