NRI opens free training centre for farm widows, children
YAVATMAL: Moved by the plight of farm widows and their children in Vidarbha, Oman-based technocrat Krishnakumar Taori on Saturday started a computer training centre at village Ghuikhed from where he belongs. The distressed persons would be taught free to fight the agrarian crisis.
The centre, set up in memory of his mother Kamlabai Taori in which children of farmers studying in standards VIII to XII and farm widows would be given training, was inaugurated by member of Parliament from Akola Sanjay Dhotre at Ghuikhed, near Chandur Bazar. Former MLA Arun Adsad was present. President of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti Kishore Tiwari spoke about the need for opening more such centres which is expected to seek expertise of Yavatmal-based Vidyadeep Sansthan headed by lawyer Shivaji Gade.
Technocrat's father Dr Badridas Taori recalled his contribution to the health care of the poor and the needy, saying he resigned from a permanent job in the health department from the then Madhya Pradesh and returned to Ghuikhed to serve the people.
Dhotre lauded the noble cause of setting up the free training centre so that the poor children could get computer knowledge. He urged children to become self-sufficient.
Adsad highlighted the benefits of computer and Internet and urged students to join the training centre.
Krishnakumar Taori spoke of the plans to set up an ITI in the village so that youths could get training in various technical trades and promote establishment of small industrial units to earn livelihood.
Ghuikhed, which comes under the submergence area of Bhembla river irrigation project, has a population of 8,000. The government has already acquired the land. Though alternative plots and compensation were given to the affected, the villagers are yet to be shifted.
Krishnakumar said he would try to rehabilitate maximum number of suicide-hit farmers' families on long-term basis and hoped the training centre having five batches of 18 students each would help meet the goal.
Gajanan Sonone conducted the function while VJAS general secretary Mohan Jadhav proposed a vote of thanks.