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August 28, 2011


Human capital with positive attitudes to life and work and relevant skills for a creative and innovative knowledge economy that are socially responsible and accountable is becoming important in today’s fast changing global society. According to the Delors Commission(1996) human being’s further progress depends less upon continued economic growth than upon an increase in a broader ‘personal development’ and empowerment.It is important that we mobilise skills such as personal management and social skills which are necessary for adequate functioning on an independent basis and life skills are such skills which help us steer our life towards more positive behaviour and well being.  Life skills are psycho social skills that enable individuals to thrive and succeed in today’s competitive world and adapt to environments in which we live which may be behavioural, cognitive, interpersonal and intrapersonal.

Life skills can be used in areas such as education, health, sports, career, etc and to enhance one’s self concept, self esteem and overall well being. World over, life skills education initiatives carried out by various UN agencies have helped in the prevention of HIV/AIDS, adolescent pregnancy, child abuse prevention and numerous life skills programmes have been carried out for the prevention of substance abuse, violence and school drop-out.

Initiatives to develop and implement life skills education in schools and out-of-schools have been undertaken in many countries around the world. In India, initiatives have been taken by the Central Board of Secondary Education, NGOs, various national organizations and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD).  It conducts life skills training programmes catering to the Master Trainers who in turn disseminate the training to others at the grass root level.

Objectives of RGNIYD’s Life Skills Training Programme:The training of trainers (TOT) programme in Life Skills will help the participants to

  •     Understand the concept of life Skills
  •     Gain knowledge and understanding of the core Life Skills
  •     Realize the importance of Life Skills in daily life situations
  •     Enhance their Life Skills and apply the same for their overall development
  •     Disseminate the knowledge, skills and attitudes imbibed in the training programme to the other trainers and those at the grass root levels
Hence, interested persons who have the zeal in this field may register your names at the earliest.Registration fees for the five-day training Programme is Rs.7500/-  per head.

Registration fee includes

  • Training kit and resource material
  • Moderate double sharing accommodation
  • Vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Mode of Payment:

Registration fee must be paid in the form of demand draft in favour of The Director, Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), payable at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.  Demand draft can be drawn on any nationalised bank.

Name and address of the participant should be written on the reverse of the demand draft.

All demand drafts must reach us one month before the training date along with your registration request.


The following are the list of Life Skills Training programmes that will be carried out by RGNIYD for the year 2011-2012.

S.No. Training Programme Dates Venue of the Programme
1 Training of Trainers in Life Skills 26-30 September  2011 Guwahati, ASSAM(Registration open to participants from for North East)
2 Training of Trainers in Life Skills 10 – 14 October, 2011



(Registration open to participants from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh)

3 Training of Trainers in Life Skills 19 – 23 December, 2011


(Registration open to participants from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry and Orissa)

4 Training of Trainers in Life Skills  06- 10 February, 2012

Amritsar, PUNJAB

(Registration open to participants from Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, New Delhi, Utharkhand)

Those who are interested to undergo the training are requested to register their names with your options clearly mentioning the date and venue. You may send your confirmation via email.

For further information contact:

Ms. Sunitha Ranjan,
Lecturer, School of Life Skills Education and Social Harmony, RGNIYD,
Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.
Ph: +91 9444412022 (only during office hours)


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