National Conclave on ‘Skill Development Initiatives in Hydrocarbon Sector’ held on 9th May 2017 at Mayfair Convention, on the occasion of First Foundation Day of SDI Bhubaneswar. Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Union Minister of State (I/C), Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India, had inaugurated the National Conclave.
Senior officers of the oil Industries, academicians, consultants and training partners in skills industry, senior industry members from various parts of the country as well as Odisha State, took part in this national conclave. Among others Mr. Verghese Cherian, Chairman SDI, Bhubaneswar, Mr. B. Roy, Director (HR), Oil India Limited, Mr. D. D. Mishra, Director (HR), ONGC, Mr. Pushp Joshi, Director (HR), HPCL, Mr. V C Bhandare, Director (HR), EIL, Mr. N. N. Rao, CEO, SDI, Bhubaneswar were also present at the occasion.
Oil industry’s first Skill Development Institute in Odisha’s capital was inaugurated on this day last year. The institute, promoted by public sector oil companies viz. IndianOil, ONGC, GAIL, BPCL, HPCL, OIL, EIL and Balmer Lawrie, under the aegis of MoP&NG, is managed by IndianOil in support of the Skill India Mission.
The event was started with lighting the lamp and the state song “Bande Utkala Janani”. The welcome address was given by the Chairman of the Institute Shri Verghese Cherian. Three months short-term computer data application course exclusively for girls was also launched as part of this 1st foundation day celebration of SDI, Bhubaneswar. Currently, each batch planned to consist of 30 girls students. A short – film on Successful Journey of SDI, Bhubaneswar was also showcased at the event. A Pictorial Journey of SDI, Bhubaneswar was also unveiled by the esteemed dignitaries. Hon’ble Petroleum Minister also presented tool kits of Rs. 50,000 each to two students of IInd batch of SDI, Bhubaneswar: Master Khirasagar Swain, Bargarh of Industrial Welding and Master Bharaye Soren, Mayurbhanj of Industrial Electrical to begin their entrepreneurship journey after completion of their course this year. The minister also felicitated “Medha Servo” as the Best Recruiter of SDI, Bhubaneswar for giving highest employment opportunities to the Ist batch students.