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The convocation ceremony of the first batch of SABAL, Centre for Abilities on Digital Literacy was held at JRDTTI auditorium yesterday. Mr Satish Chandra, State Disability Commissioner, Government of Jharkhand, Dhurwa, Ranchi graced the occasion as Chief Guest along with Mr Pankaj Satija, General Manager, Ore Mines & Quarries (OMQ) Division, Tata Steel. 
A total of 14 persons with Disability (PWD), who underwent the 7 week Digital Literacy programme, learned basics of computer through Non Visual Desktop Access (NVDA) software. They were trained by Mr Rana Tarsekar, Trainer for Visual Impairment and Mr Naveen Kumar, Trainer for Visual Impairment from Enable India.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Chandra said: “ Life is full of learnings and I have learned that disability is enhanced ability in disguise. I am in awe of the spirit that these students showcased. Let’s do our bit in being more inclusive and appreciative.”

Expressing his happiness, Mr Satija said: “It is heartening to see that our initiatives taken to promote Diversity & Inclusion have begun to blossom. The passion and dedication that these students have is commendable. Best wishes to all the student for future.”

The first batch comprising of 11 males and 3 females, completed two special projects namely the plantation and safety awareness project which they presented in the form of a powerpoint presentation. 

 “SABAL” a joint initiative of Tata Steel Skill Development Society (TSSDS) and Enable India for PWD is an institution for aspirants who want to make a mark and succeed in life.

Present on the occasion were Mr R.P Mali, Chief Noamundi Iron Mine, Tata Steel, Mr Parthasarathi Mishra, Chief HRM (OMQ) , Tata Steel, Mr Allen Joseph, Unit Head, TSRDS, Noamundi  and Dr Dhirendra Kumar, Chief Medical Officer, Tata Steel Hospital Noamundi.

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