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Dalmia Cement, NABARD join hands to launch skill training program in Sundargarh district



With an aim to make the local youth employable, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited in association with the National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development (NABARD) on Friday kick-started a skill training program for the youth of Sundargarh district.

As many as 60 boys and girls from Rajgangpur and Lanjiberna area have been enrolled in the first phase of the training programme, which will be of 3-month duration.

Shakti Prasanna Mahapatra from NABARD, Sundargarh graced the occasion as chief guest and Lokesh Kumar Bahety, Unit Head, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited Rajgangpur, and Saroj Kumar Rout, Head – Mines, Lanjibarna Limestone Mines as guests of honour.

Mahapatra congratulated the youths for their hard work, dedication and zeal to move towards a bright future.

Rout said that youths of the region should solve the widening unemployment problem of Sundargarh district by joining such skill training programmes.

The enrolled youths will be trained in Assistant Electrician and CRM Domestic Non Voice trades at Rajgangpur center of Dalmia Bharat Foundation’s Dalmia Institute of Knowledge and Skill Harnessing (DIKSHa).

More than 250 local youths have already completed skill training at the Rajgangpur DIKSHa center. Majority of them have got placement after completion of their respective training programmes.

Dalmia Bharat Foundation, which believes in making local youth employable is the best way to fight against unemployment, has 5 more placement-linked skill centers spread across Odisha at Rourkela, Deogarh, Cuttack, Jajpur and Jharsuguda. Youth are trained in various trades including bed-side attendants, retail sales assistant, electrician, beauty and wellness and sewing machine operator in these centers.

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