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11th September 2016

Last Mile Connect / RISE FOR GOOD SERIES/Vol 4, Issue 11/ Sep 2016

Dear Friends,

You have been part of the inauguration of our cycle programme – “Last Mile Connect” This programme provides last mile connectivity on bicycles to students from Delhi University Metro Station to Ramjas College.Today am thrilled to share with you that in three months we have touched a high of more than 100 trips per day.

The bicycle programme is a hit with students as it really helps them save time, money and is environment friendly. An analysis of the rides reveals interesting facts – 50% users are girls.

“I have been using cycle from DU Metro Station to my college for more than a month. Now, am never stuck in jams and reach my class on time, ” says Jai Mohan, BSC Zoology (Hons.) student from Ramjas College.


Moving towards East, in Bhubaneswar Shri Subroto Bagchi, Chairman, Odisha Skill Development Authority inaugurated the Tech Mahindra Foundation SMART + plus center. Himself a son of a blind mother he inspired the students by saying that nothing is impossible for those who have the determination and grit and people with disabilities outshine many a “normal” person at the workplace.

Down South, SMART Employer’s Recognition Meet was held in Bangalore wherein 40 employers from Retail, Hospitality, Tally, Office Administration, Machine Shop and various other trades participated. The objective was to strengthen the synergy between employers and the SMART centers by exchanging common issues pertaining to youth’s placement.

Last but not the least it was a moment of pride to be part of the panel at the NASSCOM Foundation. The discussions center on the current practices and the effectiveness of programmes focusing on employability skill training and the way forward.

Warm regards,
Loveleen Kacker

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