October 17, 2011, proved to be a historic day for the under privileged youth living in urban, sub-urban and rural areas of Jaipur. The occasion was the inauguration of the Smile Twin E-learning Programme in the city under joint auspices of Smile Foundation, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Prayatn Sanstha. The event was joined by Mr. H. N. Sahay , Director operations from Smile Foundation, New Delhi along with several senior officials from HPCL travelling from different part of the country.
The STeP programme in Jaipur is being supported by the Corporate Social Responsibility wing of the HPCL which is an enterprise of Government of India and is one of Fortune 500 companies of the world. Participation of 4 Deputy General Managers and several other officials in the brief ceremony reflects the interest which is being taken by the wing in the programme. The event was attended by at least 70 youth and community representatives.
During the entire event, valuable addresses on the need and effectiveness of STeP program were delivered by Mr. H.N. Sahay along with the officials from HPCL which was hosted by Executive director of Prayatn Sanstha, Mr. Manish. The conclusion of the event was followed by the ribbon cutting at the new STeP center by the chief guest from HPCL Mr. K. Srinivas and vote of thanks to the participants by Mr. Malay , the Chief Executive from Prayatn Sanstha.