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Dalmia Bharat Foundation felicitates 20 DIKSHa trainees



Dalmia Bharat Foundation (DBF), the CSR wing of Dalmia Bharat Group, felicitated 20 trainees from Dalmia Institute of Knowledge & Skill Harnessing (DIKSHa) who secured placement with KITEX Garments Pvt Ltd in Tamil Nadu at an average annual salary of Rs. 162,000. The trainees will soon travel from Jharsuguda to join their new workplace.

The students were provided 75 days’ skill training in Industrial Sewing Machine Operator (ISMO) trade at Rajgangpur and Jharsuguda centres of DIKSHa.

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. Rajgangpur Unit Head Lokesh Bahety, Deputy Executive Director – Mines Saroj Kumar Rout, Rajgangpur Block Development Officer Piyush Lohar, and Santosh Kumar Nanda from District Employment Office, Rourkela addressed the trainees at the felicitation ceremony.

Congratulating the students of DIKSHa training centre for their hard work, dedication, and willingness to move towards a brighter future, DCBL Rajgangpur Unit Head Lokesh Bahety said,

“It is even more special for the reason that the trainees managed to secure placement despite the pandemic and its impact on the job market. Dalmia Bharat Foundation’s aim is not only to impart training but to make these students employable. We are committed to increase the scale by providing quality training to the underprivileged youth, thereby contributing towards skilling India.”

Local community members including Sarpanches, PRI members and parents present on the occasion praised the efforts of Dalmia Cement and DIKSHa in shaping the lives of the local youth in the area.

DIKSHa has been positively impacting lives of trainees since its inception.  As of now, over 500 students have enrolled till now at DIKSHa centres in Rajgangpur and Jharsuguda. DBF has centres at Rourkela, Rajgangpur, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Cuttack, Jajpur and Barkote where placement-linked skill training is provided under various trades including bed side attendant, retail sales, electrician, beauty and wellness, and sewing machine operator.

The initiative is a part of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by DBF with the National Skill Development Corporation to impart vocational training and skills to 60,000 youth in the country in 10 years.

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