Empowering Workforce and Communities through Skills Development.

Trailblazers in Security

The Security Training Institute in Hedri Launches First Batch of Lady Guards

On a momentous day, May 21, 2024, the serene town of Hedri witnessed a historic event. The Security Training Institute proudly launched its inaugural batch of 15 lady guards, a pioneering step toward gender equality in security services. The journey to this landmark began with a comprehensive pre-recruitment rally, which tested the mettle of the aspirants through rigorous physical challenges, a written exam, interviews, and thorough medical evaluations. Only the best were chosen to embark on this transformative training journey.

A Rigorous and Comprehensive Training Program

The training program at The Security Training Institute is nothing short of rigorous, designed to meet the precise demands of modern security roles. Over 42 intensive days, trainees are put through their paces, ensuring they emerge as well-rounded security professionals. The non-residential program allows trainees to return home by 4:00 PM, balancing their professional training with personal responsibilities.

Nestled in the tranquil Krishnar village of Etapalli taluka in Gadchiroli district, the Lloyds Security Academy stands as a beacon of excellence in skill development. The academy’s sprawling campus provides an ideal environment for both learning and physical training, emphasizing overall health through various exercises, yoga sessions, and drills.

Daily Schedule Highlights:

  • Morning: Physical exercises and obstacle training to build strength and agility.
  • Post-Breakfast: Drill training and march past practices instilling discipline and soldier-like values.
  • Classroom Sessions: Four 45-minute classes covering security basics, fire safety, communication, and emergency response.
  • Lunch Break: A much-needed respite from 1:15 PM to 2:00 PM.
  • Afternoon: Practical demonstrations or student-led classes for hands-on learning.
  • Concluding Activities: Creative arts, painting, dance, yoga, and meditation sessions to ensure mental well-being.

Empowering the Community: Deployment and Ongoing Training

The Security Training Institute’s impact extends beyond training; it actively contributes to community security needs. To date, 377 guards have been trained and deployed across various sectors, including oxygen plants, marriage halls, base camps, mines, stock yards, Krishnar training centre, and road traffic management. Currently, 25 trainees are undergoing the program, ready to join the ranks of their predecessors.

Deployment Sites:

  • Oxygen Plants
  • Marriage Halls
  • Base Camps
  • Mines
  • Stock Yards
  • Krishnar Training Centre
  • Road Traffic Management

Transforming Lives: The Story of the Lady Guards

The launch of the first batch of lady guards is more than just a milestone; it’s a narrative of empowerment and breaking barriers. These women, who have undergone a transformative journey, now stand ready to serve and protect, challenging traditional gender roles in the security sector.

One of the trainees, Anjali, shared her experience: “This training has not only made me physically stronger but also mentally resilient. I feel prepared to take on any challenge and am proud to be part of this pioneering batch.”

Future Prospects

The Security Training Institute, with its state-of-the-art facilities and a dedicated team of instructors, continues to be a cornerstone of skill development in the region. The academy’s commitment to excellence ensures that every trainee is not only job-ready but also equipped to handle the evolving challenges of security roles.
As the institute looks to the future, plans are already in motion to expand its training programs and facilities, including residential options to accommodate trainees from further afield. The success of the first batch of lady guards marks the beginning of many more milestones in the institute’s journey.
In Hedri, the echo of disciplined footsteps and the resolve of these newly minted guards herald a new era in security training, one where gender is no barrier to excellence and service.

Computer Training Center

Lloyds Infinite Foundation Inaugurates Computer Training Center in Konsari Village.
On the bright morning of April 27th, 2024, Konsari village witnessed a transformative milestone with the inauguration of a state-of-the-art Computer Training Center, courtesy of the Lloyds Infinite Foundation. The event, marked by community enthusiasm and anticipation, was graced by the esteemed presence of Ms. Kirthy Reddy, Director of Lloyds Infinite Foundation, who had the honor of inaugurating the center.
The new facility, equipped with six modern computers, is designed to empower the local youth with essential digital skills. The center will host six students per batch, with an initial intake of 36 trainees spread across six batches. Over a three-month period, these trainees will immerse themselves in a comprehensive curriculum, aimed at bridging the digital divide and enhancing employability. Upon successful completion, students will be awarded certificates, recognizing their newfound competencies.

The inauguration was a celebrated community event, attended by the village Sarpanch, Srikant Pavde; Upsarpanch, Ratan Akkewar; and the Executive Director of Lloyds Metals & Energy Ltd., S. Venkateswaran. The presence of villagers, enthusiastic students, and officials from the company underscored the collective spirit of progress and unity.
Strategically located beside the Lloyds Library, the Lloyds Computer Training Centre offers a synergistic environment for learning. This proximity ensures that students have access to a broad spectrum of knowledge resources, fostering a holistic educational experience.
The establishment of the Computer Training Center signifies more than just the provision of technological tools; it embodies Lloyds Infinite Foundation’s commitment to sustainable community development. By equipping the youth of Konsari with digital literacy, the foundation is paving the way for a brighter, more connected future.
As the first batch of students embark on their training journey, the entire village looks forward to the ripple effects of this initiative, envisioning a future where digital empowerment leads to socio-economic upliftment and growth.