Nearly 60 students, who had successfully completed different vocational courses conducted by the World Family Foundation, were awarded certificates on Sunday, as part of the foundation’s World Family Day celebrations.
Retired Naval officer M V S Kumar graced the occasion as the chief guest and distributed the certificates.
Speaking to City Express, Jaigopal, correspondent for the foundation’s education wing Universal Sevak University Trust (USUT) said, “Many students drop out of schools due to poor economic conditions and they eventually end up indulging in anti-social activities. As an attempt at preventing this, we provide them vocational courses of six-month period through USUT. These courses are approved by IGNOU and ISTE and at the end of the course, students will be able to get employment in several organisations.”
World Family Foundation, a non-profit organisation, works towards achieving the cause of ‘One World, One Family’.
Engineer-turned-ascetic Vinay Vinekar established the foundation in 1989 in Bengaluru. The foundation’s Chennai chapter was started in 2005.
The foundation celebrates World Family Day on July 14 every year with specific themes and this year’s theme was ‘Care for all beings’.