Indian Bank has flagged off its maiden training program for the visually impaired employees of its southern branches, under Project Shakti. The program is being conducted at the Bank’s apex training academy, IMAGE, at Chennai in association with SBI Foundation, Mumbai with whom Indian Bank has recently signed a MoU.
Inaugurating the program, Smt Padmaja Chunduru, MD & CEO said, “This is our first CSR initiative under Project Shakti that aims to provide inclusive growth opportunities to the visually impaired workforce of the Indian Bank. The long-term aim is to enhance the ability and employment life-cycle of our differently abled workforce and; supporting them throughout their career and in their success.”
At the event, the MD goaded the participants for being a source of inspiration to many and assured that through a proper institutional framework, a favourable work environment will be created with enablers for optimum utilisation of their potential. In future, other employees in the differently abled segment will also be covered under similar training program in a phased manner.
The program was attended by officers with visual impairment, serving in various capacities in branches/administrative offices in southern zone.
Project Shakti aims at enhancing the employment lifecycle of the of the differently abled workforce of the bank, by identifying their strengths and capabilities, mapping them with proper job roles and empowering them with required enablers, apart from creating a conducive atmosphere. Under the MoU, Indian Bank will identify the target group and provide the infrastructure whereas SBI Foundation will ensure effective knowledge transfer to help them optimise their performance both in the workplace and in their personal lives.