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Delhi Police launches skill training centre

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Police on Thursday launched a training-cum-skill development centre to benefit school dropouts, juveniles involved in crime or those from families facing dire state due to loss of the bread earner.

"The scheme was inaugurated last year with eight skill centres in eight police stations of This year we are targeting 12 more centres," Police told reporters.

This year, training would be offered in hospitality and retail sectors, certified by the (NSDC).

As per the scheme, launched under the Yuva programme, Police in 2017 tied up with the NSDC and the to provide the training.

Almost 1,900 youths between the age of 17 and 25 were selected. "Nearly 1,700 youths were imparted training in eight police stations whereas 200 were referred to training centres outside police stations."

Police said 1,014 men and women had got job offers from different companies.

Anil Baijal, who was chief guest at the event in Chittaranjan Park, said: "Police stations can go beyond their traditional role of maintaining law and order and be a community partner of social impact enabler in changing lives."

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 20:54 IST
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