Dalmia Bharat Foundation Spearhead’s India’sRural Youth &Social Transformation with 15th DIKSHa Centre Launch on World Youth Skills Day

New Delhi:Dalmia Bharat Foundation (DBF) has launched its new DIKSHa (Dalmia Institute of Knowledge and Skill Harnessing) centre in India – at Rajaram Road, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, reinforcingits commitment to India’s next generation workforce on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day, 15th July.This also marks DBF’s social transformation journey to create opportunities for the nation’s youth and enable them to achieve their full potential.

The new DIKSHacentre will focus on driving community-centric initiatives to achieve social transformation by skilling 360 youth, annually.It was inaugurated by District Collector & Magistrate, Shri Rahul Rekhawar.

Commenting on the launch of DIKSHa’s15thcentre in India, Shri Vishal Bharadwaj, CEO, DBF and CSR Head, Dalmia Bharat Groupsaid, “We have always been focused on social initiatives that transform and empower our country’s youth to progressively scale up so that they can become independent, experience a better lifestyle for themselves and their families and most significantly, contribute to India’s burgeoning growth and development. With the launch of our 15th DIKSHacentre,especially on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day, we are excited about exploring new social frontiers andcreating sustainable differences that positively impact the social, economic, and environmental situation of our nation and the communities around us.”

“The launch of this centre on the World Youth Skills Day, signifiesour aim to consistently empower youth to spearhead the future of the community, by identifying and nurturingtheirabundantpotential. Our endeavor is to transform the next generation into a beacon of hopeby offering livelihood opportunities and the best-in-classskill development programs. Accredited trainers at thiscentre will impart skills training courses including Business Correspondent, Assistant Electrician and Assistant Beauty Therapist,”Shri Rangaprasad S, Plant Head, DBSIL – Kolhapur Plant, said addressing over 200 attendees that included local youth, parents, enthused students and village representatives.

Senior officials from various government departments were present at the inaugration, including representatives from Solidaridad, NABARD and BAYER.

Along with the launch of the Kolhapur Skill Centre, World Youth Skill Day was also observed across all DIKSHaCentres with cultural and intellectual initiatives that included art, speech and debate activities organised for trainees.

With launch of this centre DBF will now have 15 DIKSHa Skill development centres across India with an annual training capacity of over 6000.

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