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In a bid to empower the youth with essential skills, the Tata Steel Foundation in collaboration with the NIIT Foundation, has commenced Basic Computer Literacy and Spoken English courses, at the Maniklal Singha Smriti Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Dwarika, in the Bishnupur district of West Bengal.

The inaugural ceremony, held recently, marked the Foundation’s first footprints in Bishnupur and the event was attended by a number of dignitaries, with Shri Tanmoy Ghosh, Honorable MLA, as the Chief Guest. Also present from Bishnupur were, Shri Prasanjit Ghosh, Sub-Divisional Officer (SDO), Shri Suprakash Das, Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Shri Atanu Santra, Inspector-in-Charge (IC) Bishnupur PS and Shri Rajiv Mondal, Headmaster, Maniklal Singha Smriti Madhyamik Vidyalaya,

Currently, the Basic IT course has a strength of 32 children (28 boys and 04 girls),
Spoken English has 16 (07 boys and 09 girls) and Digital Literacy has 32 (28 boys and 09 girls).

Also, in a bid to foster youth development and promote a healthy lifestyle, the Tata Steel Foundation, Bishnupur, unveiled a new chapter in grassroots sports, with the inauguration of a football coaching centre for children under 10 and 12 years of age.

The event, held at the Dwarika Milon Sangha Club Football Ground, was graced by Shri Tanmoy Ghosh, Honourable MLA and Chief Guest, Shri Prasenjit Ghosh, SDO, Shri Atanu Santra, IC Bishnupur, Shri Gautam Chakraborty, Head, Administration, FAMD, Tata Steel, Shri Subhendu Naskar, Plant Head, Bishnupur, Tata Steel, Smt. Chandreyee Majumdar, Manager, Sports, Tata Steel Foundation, Shri Mahadeb Mal,
Zilla Parishad Member and Shri Kartik Lohar, Panchayat Pradhan, Dwarika Gosainpur Panchayat.

Football kits were given away by TSF to 47 selected players from the neighbouring villages of the Tata Steel plant in Dwarika. Also, coach kits were handed over to the two coaches tasked with honing the skills of the budding players.