Mangaluru, Feb 25, 2018: World Konkani Centre (WKC) doubled space for its residential flagship training programme - Kshamata and Kshamata UGetin imparted to students at its Shaktinagar premises. Inauguration of NKGSB Centenary Skill Development Centre by Kishore Kulkarni, chairman, NKGSB Bank on Saturday now means WKC has classroom space to simultaneously train 160 students. The bank handed over a cheque for Rs 11 lakh to WKC towards setting up the centre.
WKC has organized 104 camps for Vishwa Konkani Student Scholarship Fundbeneficiaries under Kshmata programme benefitting 5,088 students involving 15264 camp man-days of training. It has also organized 43 other training camps for students under Kshamata UGetin programme and those from Kudubi and Kharvi communities benefitting 1942 students entailing 9982 camp man-days, noted Giridhar Kamath, convener of the Kshamata training programme.
Citing transformational episodes that these training programmes have brought about among the beneficiaries, Giridhar said core team of trainers play their parts to perfection to infuse much needed life skills among the students and made them market ready. With these programmes residential in nature, WKC has put up necessary infrastructure to ensure that students get the maximum benefit during their stay on the Shaktinagar campus for duration of training.
Assuring to support WKC in future as well, Kishore Kulkarni said the Mumbai-based bank that originated in Karwar and in the midst of its centenary year celebration is happy to be associated with this venture of the Centre. Rajan Bhat, director of the bank advised the students to use what they learn at the training programme in their actual lives. P G Kamath, deputy MD of the Bank, Basti Vaman Shenoy, president of WKC, Pradeep Pai, secretary, VKSSF were present.