Inauguration of the DB Tech-MoRD Skill Training Project for Rural BPL Youth in the Hospitality Industry was held at Don Bosco Open School Hall Palluruthy on Aug 03, 2010. The project was inaugurated in the presence of many dignitaries and students. The ceremony began with a prayer song rendered by the trainees. It was then followed by the welcome speech by Mr Saji Chacko (State Coordinator, DB Tech), who also introduced the dignitaries. Fr. Kuriakose Pallikkunnel (Rector) presided over the function. The course was formally inaugurated by Mr. Prakash Nair (General Manager, Learning & Development, Taj Group of Hotels). The event was graced by Ms. Shincymol Antony (Asst Coordinator, Kudumbasree SHG Mission, Ernakulam), Mr.Paulson Xavier (Human Resource Manager, Taj Group of Hotels, Kerala), Mr. Vincent Ramos (General Manager, Taj Malabar Kochi), Mr. Royston (General Manager, Taj Gateway, Ernakulam), Ms. Sindhu Riju (Human Resource Manager, Taj Garden Retreat Kumarakom), Mr. P.X. Paul (Coordinator, Salesians Cooperators) and Mr. A.S. Shenoy (Rotary Club Cochin & President, Indian Council for Social Welfare).
The BASE Project at Don Bosco, Palluruthy was inaugurated with the lighting of the lamp by each of the dignitaries followed by the Inaugural address enlightening the students about the salient features of the project and the opportunities in the Hotel Industry.
Each of the dignitaries briefed the students about the significance of the project. The Taj Group of Hotels, our learning partner, has offered their whole hearted support in training the students. They also agreed to send their executives to take classes for our students every day. The function concluded with the vote of thanks by Mr. Joseph John, Hospitality Trainer, DB Tech, Palluruthy.