By Reena Pillai
The valedictory function of skill training program at Samarthanam was an extremely happy occasion as 25 differently-abled students received certificates for the successful completion of their course. Under the 3M India support program, the students were trained in skills of their choice like beauty therapy, retail and computer training.
Pavan Singhal, Director- Legal and General Counsel 3M India and Srilanka told the students, “Whatever pressure you face in your work place, never compromise on your values like Honesty, Integrity, Commitment, Tolerance and Gratitude. And if you come across any situation where you face any sort of harassment, then report to the HR department.”
On the occasion, 3M India also put together a volunteering engagement program by talking and discussing about harassment at work. Twenty-one volunteers from the 3M Legal Department performed four short skits to depict the same.
Lead Volunteer Anu K was overwhelmed with the opportunity to volunteer and said, “Personally this was an exciting and one of its kind opportunity. It made me feel so blessed and also make me realize that I need to give a lot back to the society
The event concluded with the beneficiaries viewing two inspirational video clippings of noted environmentalist Saalumarada Thimmakka and Nobel Prize laureate and activist Malala Yousafzai.