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TN launches life-guard training programme for fishermen youth

- June 7, 2022

Chennai, June 7 (BPNS)

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin on Tuesday launched a training programme for fishermen youth on life-saving skills. Training is provided for 1000 fishermen youth of 14 districts of the state on life-saving skills.

Chief Minister also flagged off a training programme in Kovalam in Chengalpattu district where 25 youths will be trained.

A statement from the Chief Minister’s office said that the programme is aimed at training fishermen youth into beach lifeguards. The training programme is supported by the National Fisheries Development Board with financial assistance of Rs 53 lakhs. The training is conducted by Itus Sports and Safety Private ltd.

The programme according to the statement would improve the swimming skills of the youth, and offer training for them to take the affected to the hospitals after administering first aid.

The project is aimed at reducing the loss of lives in coastal areas.

The statement also said that the training for the youths would also help them equip for voluntary service if any natural calamities occur. The training will also help the youth get employment in maritime safety, rescue services, beach resorts and tourism-related employment.

Tamil Nadu minister for MSME, T.M. Anbarasan, MPs, legislators, Chief Secretary, V. Irai Anbu and other officials were present with the Chief Minister at the state secretariat during the inauguration.