Dalmia Bharat Foundation Launches DIKSHa Skill Training Centre in Lanka to Upskill over 1000 Assamese Youth

Guwahati, 28 December 2021: Dalmia Bharat Foundation (DBF), the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Dalmia Bharat Group has launched its new DIKSHa (Dalmia Institute of Knowledge and Skill Harnessing) centre in Lanka, Assam where Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited also has its cement manufacturing facility.. The centre aims at providing placement-linked, short-term skill-training to the youth of neighbouring communities and ensuring better and sustainable livelihoods. To begin with, accredited trainers at the new centre will impart skills training in Retail Sales Associate (RSA), CRM domestic Voice and Helper Electrician trades.

Providing easy accessibility to neighbourhood districts such as Karbi Anglong, Nagaon and Dimahasao District, the non-residential skilling facility is focused on making local youth employable and will instruct over 1000 trainees annually. 

The Dalmia Bharat Foundation (DBF) currently boasts 12 skill development centre across India as a training capacity of 5000. 

Commenting on the centre’s launch, Vishal Bhardwaj, Group Head, CSR and CEO Dalmia Bharat Foundation said, “At Dalmia Cement Bharat, we have always believed in the limitless potential of human nature and how a purposeful action can have a larger, positive impact on society. It is for this very purpose that we have continued to offer beneficiary-centric development programmes that empower the youth of our nation. By partnering with the community and sharing our values of self-dependency, growth and sustainable development, we are confident that we will be able to achieve social, economic and environmental progress in not just Assam, but across the country.”

The organisation is working closely with the District employment exchange office, Local Bankers and Assam State Rural Livelihood mission BMMU to help trained youth get employed and become self-dependent.

Discussing DIKSHa’s significance to the Lanka community, Raju Renjan Prasad, Unit Head,  DCBL Lanka, said, “As one of the world’s leading conscious corporations, DCBL is committed to building a circular economy that encourages positive social impact within the local communities we operate in. Through our DIKSHa centre, we look forward to contributing to the well-being and livelihood of our Lanka community and its surrounding neighbourhoods to ensure a sustainable future for everybody.” 

The centre which is in Udali Development Block, under Hojai District, offers hybrid modern classroom facilities and a practical lab for RSA and CRM domestic Voice. The establishment of a classroom and lab for Helper Electrician is also in the works, in association with Schneider Electric.

About Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. –    

Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited (DCBL), a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited (BSE Code: 542216|NSE Symbol: DALBHARAT and listed in MSE), is a leading player in the cement manufacturing segment and has been in existence since 1939. Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited prides itself at having one of the lowest carbon footprint in the cement world globally. It is the first cement company to commit to RE100, EP100 & EV100 – showing real business leadership in the clean energy transition by taking a joined-up approach. With a growing capacity, currently pegged at 33 million tonnes, Dalmia Cement also has the fourth-largest cement manufacturing capacity in India. Spread across nine states and thirteen manufacturing units, the company is a category leader in super-speciality cement used for oil well, railway sleepers and airstrips and is the country’s largest producer of slag cement. Visit us at Dalmia Cement.  

About Dalmia Bharat Foundation –

Dalmia Bharat Foundation operates within three key areas – Climate Action (Soil & Water Conservation and access to Clean Energy) Livelihood Skill Training and Social Development. These programmes combine in-depth, long-term plans and strategies along with medium and short term initiatives and campaigns. Owing to the great differences across locations, DBF has adopted a flexible, multi-intervention approach that allows programmes and people to grow together and sustain each other. The three focus areas have been derived from the felt needs of the community and issues material to the business. 

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