Bhubaneswar: “With the upsurge of technological innovations and various skill development programmes, there is host of opportunities for the Divyangjans to enhance their skills and nurture their talents, thereby becoming more competent and self-sufficient in life. NALCO, as a responsible corporate citizen,takes pride in joining hands with the reputed National level Organisation,” said Dr. Tapan Kumar Chand during the inauguration of the CAD/Cam Laboratory and laying of the foundation stone for Vocational Training Centre at Swami Vivekanand National Institute of Rehabilitation Training & Research (SVNIRTAR) at Olatpur today. It may be mentioned that the 7-Axis Robotics machine with in-built CAD/CAM Software for manufacturing of sockets at SVNIRTAR is first of its kind in the Country and has been installed by NALCO Foundation, the CSR arm of the company. This Rs.2.73 crore project would enable SVNIRTAR in producing the orthoses and prosthetic sockets in a more efficient manner within less time, avoiding any adverse result on the nerve system of the users.
“This 7-Axis Robotics machine with in-built CAD/CAM Software at SVNIRTAR is one of its kind and is the first such equipment installed in India. This will bring down both cost and time required for manufacturing the prosthetics and orthotic appliances and enhance their accuracy,” informed Dr. Chand. “I hope, this small gesture of NALCO would make the lives of the people with locomotive diseases better,” added Dr. Chand.
Smt. Shakuntala D. Gamlin, IAS, Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India graced the occasion and described NALCO’s people welfare programmes and CSR initiatives par excellent. Among others, Smt. Dolly Chakrabarty, Joint Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India, Dr. S.P. Das, Director, SVNIRTAR, Er. Ramesh Chandra Mishra, Superintendent Engineer (BCC), CPWD, Bhubaneswar, Shri A.N. Nanda, Nodal Officer, CSR, SVNIRTAR and Shri Rasmi Ranjan Sethy, Officiating Deputy Director (P&A), SVNIRTAR also spoke on the occasion.