Empowering Women at Him Jyoti The newly inaugurated Him Jyoti Vocational Institute will provide world-class training to 100 young women, in every batch, leading to employment, careers and thus empowerment.

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RI President K R Ravindran inaugurating the Him Jyoti Vocational Institute in the presence of (from left) PRIP Rajendra K Saboo, Rtn K N Memani and PRID Sudarshan Agarwal.

RI President K R ­Ravindran inaugurated the Him Jyoti Vocational Institute at ­Dehradun in Uttarakhand State, in the presence of PRIP Rajendra K Saboo, RID Manoj Desai, DG David Hilton and PRID Sudarshan Agarwal.

Speaking on the occasion, ­Ravindran said that at the Institute the girls are given an opportunity to compete with the best in the world. He was impressed with the state-of-the-art facilities and complimented the efforts of the former Uttarakhand Governor Sudarshan Agarwal and other ­Rotarians of District 3080. The programme was attended by the parents of the girls from underprivileged families, the elite of the city and a large number of Rotarians and past district governors.

After starting a residential school — Him Jyoti — for meritorious students hailing from the economically weaker sections of the society, this vocational training institute has been set-up, the sessions of which will begin in July. The courses are designed for girl students to pursue vocational training after Class 12 to help them become economically independent.

The Institute will begin with the enrolment of 100 girl students, five courses with twenty trainees each, for a two-year programme. There are five different vocational courses which includes training in the apparel sector (fashion technology/dress making), architectural draughtsmanship, computer operations and programming, hotel management and travel and tourism. The project will be supported by the Government, socially conscious individuals and public and private sector companies.

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