| S.No || Programme Name || Date || Venue || Programme Report |
|1||Nokia Disconnected||2016-11-02 ||RGNIYD||NOKIA DISCONNECTED (A discussion on labour issues in unorganised sector) was organised by the Department of Development Studies in collaboration with Cividep (an NGO) on rights of labour in unorganised sector. The programme was conducted as part of the field work practicum for the students of Development Studies. The presentation focused on the negligence faced by the workers in electronic industries, both by employers as well as by the welfare state. Followed by the presentation, a movie. “Nokia Disconnected” was screened, which looked into the case study of plight of workers employed with the erstwhile Nokia factory in Sriperumbudur.
|2||Policy Education Programme for Youth from Schedule V and VI areas ||2016-11-23 ||RGNIYD Sriperumbudur||The objective of the programme was to provide inputs to various policy initiatives of Government of India towards the empowerment of people of Jammu & Kashmir. Participants were from the Ladakh Autonomous region. The following polices were discussed in the four day programme a. National Youth Policy , b. Tribal Policy c. Forest Right Act , d. PESA e . Ladakh Hill Development Council Act. In addition to the above themes/topics interactions were organised on “Need for Youth Policy in Jammu & Kashmir" as well as” Enhancing Youth Participation in decision making and implementation". Participants were taken to field exposure at tribal village of Irula tribes at Kancheepuram.
|3||Life Skills Education for Adolescent Development (LEAD)||2016-11-01 ||Govt. Children Home for Boys, Royapuram, Chennai||Life Skills Education for Adolescent Development (LEAD) aiming at providing life skills training and psychosocial counselling to the adolescents who are residing in Govt. Children’s / Observation Homes across Tamil Nadu. In this connection, a life skills training was conducted for 23 adolescent boys at Govt. Children Home for Boys, Royapuram, Chennai, from 1st - 3rd November 2016. The objective of the training is to bring self – Awareness among the Adolescence & make positive changes in the behaviour and attitude of children and to enable them to practice these Life Skills on a daily basis to lead a healthy and happy living.|
|4||Life Skills Education for Adolescent Development (LEAD)||2016-11-09 ||Govt. Spl. Home for Boys, Chengalpattu||Life Skills Education for Adolescent Development (LEAD) is aiming at providing life skills training and psychosocial counselling to the adolescents who are residing in Govt. Children’s / Observation Homes across Tamil Nadu. In this connection, a life skills training was conducted for 19 adolescent boys at Govt. Special Home for Boys, Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram District, from 9th – 11th November 2016. The objective of the training is to bring positive changes in the behaviour and attitude of children. During the training programme, activity based learning method has been adopted and Self – Awareness, Effective Communication, Empathy, Interpersonal Relationship, Coping with Stress and Emotion have been inculcated. A total of 19 boys attended this training which will enable them to practice these Life Skills on a daily basis to lead a healthy and happy living.|
|5||Social Entrepreneurship for women SHG Members ||2016-11-21 ||RGNIYD||Training on social entrepreneurship for women SHG members was organised at RGNIYD from 21st to 24th November 2016. Women SHG members from Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Coimbatore, Kanchipuram and Cuddalore district participated in the training programme.
|6||Life Skills Education for Adolescent Development (LEAD)||2016-11-16 ||Govt. Children Home for Girls, Kellys.||Life Skills Education for Adolescent Development (LEAD) aiming at providing life skills training and psychosocial counselling to the adolescents who are residing in Govt. Children’s / Observation Homes across Tamil Nadu. In this connection, a life skills training was conducted for 56 adolescent Girls at Govt. Children Home for Girls, Kellys, Chennai, from 16th – 18th November 2016. The objective of the training is to bring positive changes in the behaviour and attitude of children. The children were inculcated on self-awareness, SWOT analysis, Empathy, and Interpersonal Relationship through activity based methods. A total of 56 girls attended this training which will enable them to practice these Life Skills on a daily basis to derive self-motivation, understand others in their perspective, and have a healthy relationship to lead a happy living.|
|7||Life Skills Education for Adolescent Development (LEAD)||2016-11-24 ||Obervation Home for Boys, Kellys ||A life skills training was conducted as part of Life Skills Education for Adolescent Development (LEAD) for 24 adolescent Boys at Govt. Observation Home for Boys, Kellys, Chennai, on 30th November 2016. The adolescents were imparted knowledge and skills on coping with emotions and stress management with intention to train them on self - controlling their outburst emotions like anger, frustration and to cope with their stress related emotions. |
|8||Legal Awareness Programmes||2016-11-25 ||RGNIYD ||The Centre for Dalit and Subaltern Studies, RGNIYD in association with Tamil Nadu Federation of Women Lawyers conducted one day legal awareness programme different colleges in Chennai City. On 25th November 2016 it was held at Soka Ikeda College, Chennai and on 30th November, 2016 it was held at Loyola College Chennai. Hon’ble Mr. Justice M.M. Sundresh, High Court, Madras delivered the inaugural address.
|9||Village Adoption Programme||2016-11-14 ||RGNIYD ||On 14th November, the trained STEPS members staged a cultural performances in Katchipattu Village (Adopted Village by RGNIYD) and created awareness on alcoholism, drug abuse, health and sanitation, illiteracy and unemployment. 150 people including children, women and youth from Katchipattu witnessed the programme.|
|10||WEAKER SECTION DAY||2016-11-22 ||RGNIYD ||In connection with the National Integration week, a talk on Welfare Schemes for SC/ST was conducted for 34 SHG women from Chennai, Thiruvallur and Kancheepuram District. Dr. S. Lalitha, Assistant Professor and In-charge, Centre for Dalit and Subaltern Studies spoke on various programmes of Central and State Governments for the welfare of SCs and STs and schemes for empowerment of women.
|11||CULTURAL UNITY DAY||2016-11-24 ||RGNIYD ||The National Integration Week was observed on the theme “Communal Harmony and Nation Building through Theatre and Folk Arts” at RGNIYD on 23rd November 2016. The Folk Artists from Alternative Media Centre, Chennai performed six traditional folk dances and a mime emphasizing Communal Harmony and National Integration. 120 participants including, students, faculty and staff members of RGNIYD and youth from Jammu and Kashmir witnessed the program. |
|12||WOMEN’S DAY||2016-11-24 ||RGNIYD ||There were 20 Women entrepreneurs from Tamil Nadu and Puducherry who participated in a motivational training programme organized at RGNIYD on the theme ”Role of Women Entrepreneurs in Nation-building”. |
|13||Conservation Day 25th November, 2016, RGNIYD||2016-11-25 ||RGNIYD || TThe RGNIYD conducted various competitions like Essay Writing, Elocution and Drawing at Govt., Middle School, Katchipattu Village, Sriperumbudur (Adopted Village Community) in order to create awareness on Environment Conservation among the school children. 260 persons participated in the programme including school children, teachers, students and faculty members from RGNIYD and winners were given prizes. A motivational talk on National Integration was delivered by Mr. Balu, Assistant Professor, and Department of Social Engineering, RGNIYD. Students of RGNIYD narrated successful case studies and their experiences related to environment conservation.|
|14||Capacity Building Training on Life Skills||2016-11-30 ||Youth Hostel, Jodhpur|| A five days residential training on LISTEN (Life Skills Training and Education) was conducted in Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan at Youth Hostel, Jodhpur from 30th November – 4th December 2016. The programme was inaugurated by Mr.Ratan Lahoti (IAS), Divisional Commissiner, Jodhpur. The objective of the training was to instill values, positive bheviour and attitude to lead a healthy and happy life. A total of 40 young participants (28 Boys & 12 Girls) were imparted knowledge on ten core life skills proposed by World Health Organizations namely Self Awareness, Empathy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Decision Making, Problem Solving, Interpersonal Relationship, Effective Communication, Coping with Emotions and Stress. The young participants shared that they were charged by this training through self-motivation and introspection in developing leadership qualities. The programme was coordinated and overseen by Mr.S.S. Joshi, District Youth Coordinator.
|15||4. Capacity Building Programme “Women Connect for Leadership and Change"||2016-11-28 ||Class Room A, RGNIYD||The Department of Gender Studies conducted a Six days Capacity Building Programme entitled “Women Connect for Leadership and Change” for women academicians with minimum 5 years teaching experience in Colleges/Universities across the country from 28.11.16-03.12.16 at RGNIYD campus. Dr. K. Hemalatha was the overall coordinator of the programme. There were 33 participants from all over the country. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. B. Shamoondeswari IPS, SP, Tamil Nadu and her special address and interactions with the participants were highly motivational and informative.
The workshop consisted of varied sessions like Gender sensitization, Stress and Time Management, The Need for Feminist Research, Domestic Violence and Laws Connected with it, Harassment at work place - Laws, Redressal & Approach, Discussions on Rights and Laws for Women Welfare, The Role of Women’s Studies in Empowering women, Cyber-crimes against Women, Understanding the transition from Women’s to Gender Studies and field visit to International Foundation for Crime Prevention and Victim Care (PCVC), Chennai. The Women’s Studies perspective is incorporated into the topics. The resource persons such as Dr. V. Kadambari, Dr. K. Hemalatha, Ms. Pandima Devy, Dr. Moly Kuruvilla, Mr. Nagarajan and Dr. Rita John handled the sessions. As the outcome of the program, we anticipate the participants to assimilate and inculcate this perspective so that they can train and empower other women in the future.
The chief guest of valedictory function was Ms. S. Vijayalakshmi, Managing Director of Velohar Infra Private Limited and a multitalented persona, who has talked on work-life balance and secrets of success. The participants expressed that the progamme was very enriching and exciting for them.