GMRVF enables youth in self development

25 February 2022

Vanjarapu Gowri Naidu is a native of Kandisa village near Rajam in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh. Being from a poor background, he was compelled to discontinue his studies after Intermediate (10+2 course) because of financial constraints. With a view to supplement his father's income, he started to work as a mason in his village but earned less and could not extend the desired support to his father.


At that juncture, Gowri Naidu came to know about GMRVF's Nagavali Institute of Rural Entrepreneurship Development (NIRED) and enrolled himself for the "Light Motor Vehicle (LMV) Driving" course. The institute offers short-term vocational courses for under- privileged youth, so that they can acquire employability skills. He underwent 30 days of intensive practical oriented training along with motivational classes at the institute. Gowri Naidu also attended Entrepreneurship Development training organized by the institute as part of promoting self- employment among the youth.

Soon after the completion of his training in 2018, Gowri Naidu joined as a helper to an auto driver. He worked there for 3 months and gained good hands-on experience. Later he wanted to purchase a new passenger auto for which NIRED recommended his name to the local Andhra Bank for a loan under the Government's Mudra Scheme.

With the bank loan, Naidu purchased an auto and is earning decent income by transporting passengers from village to village. He is supporting the family financially and promptly repaying the loan instalment to the bank regularly. He expresses his gratitude to NIRED for providing him the necessary skills and showing him the path of self-reliance.