It was a momentous day for the drivers of the Indian Economy, as Seva Kendra Calcutta (SKC), the Social Services Organization of the Archdiocese of Kolkata, organized Sambandh, the first ever National Conclave, dedicated to Future of Indian Truck Drivers.
Sambandh is a project for the psycho-social transformation of multi-axle truck truck drivers, bringing change and a better life for the man who steers the wheels of the Indian economy. It has been operating successfully for the past 2 years with the CSR support of global logistic major MAERSK Group
Seva Kendra Calcutta (SKC) driven by its quest for Empowering Transformation, runs multi-sector social development projects at its Main Centre in Kolkata and five surrounding districts of West Bengal, aimed at marginalized sections of society across caste & creed.
Present at the occasion were, Archbishop of Kolkata, The Most Reverend Thomas D’Souza, along with distinguished panel of Speakers from major Public Transportation Organization of the Government sectors, Logistic experts & Industry Professionals.
The conclave witnessed three crucial sessions, the plenary session was on empowering the drivers of the Indian economy, the Sambandh session was on a video documentary on the Sambandh project journey, the third session was a moderated panel discussion on Best Practices in the Industry -Empowering the truck driver, Which had India’s first and only female multiaxle truck driver Yogita Raghvanshi as a key panelist.
A Ceremony was held to confer Sambandh Awards to various champion Truck Drivers and members of the profession who have been an inspiring model for this challenging profession.