BHUBANESWAR, SEPT 15, 2022
Dalmia Bharat Foundation (DBF), the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Dalmia Bharat Group is on an accelerated path to make India’s ‘Self-reliance’ vision a reality. For this purpose, DBF has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a not-for-profit education society, NIIT Foundation to develop state-of-the-art, community-centric skill-building and educational training courses that will benefit 8000 underprivileged youth across 16 DIKSHa (Dalmia Institute of Knowledge and Skill Harnessing) centres in India including Rourkela, Jajpur, Rajgangpur, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda and Cuttack in Odisha.
The aim of the MoU is to usher in a New India that is progressive and self-dependent by harnessing the collaborative strengths of DBF’s robust community engagement and NIIT Foundation’s quality educational process so as to empower children and youth belonging to the disadvantaged sections of society.
“Through our collaborative efforts and strengths, we believe that this partnership will become a key enabler for the greater good of our nation and will bring about positive and transformative change in society. We are committed to the social transformation of our country and look forward to scaling our community reach by meeting its economic needs while closing societal gaps to make India truly Atmanirbhar,” said Dr. Arvind Bodhankar, Executive Director, ESG & CRO, Dalmia Bharat Limited
The MoU was signed in the nation’s capital, New Delhi, between Bodhankar from Dalmia Bharat Limited and Charu Kapoor, COO, NIIT Foundation. Major training and skill building that will commence through this shared collaboration will include certificate courses in Financial Literacy, Cyber Security Essentials and Professional Edge.
In addition to Rourkela, Jajpur, Rajgangpur, Sundargarh, Jharsuguda and Cuttack in Odisha, the DIKSHa centres where the courses will be developed and conducted also include Sitapur & Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh; Kolhapur in Maharashtra; Khambalia in Gujarat; Satna in Madhya Pradesh; Dalmiapurum & Trichy in Tamil Nadu; Lanka in Assam; Medinipur in West Bengal; Belgaum & Yadawad in Karnataka; and Bokaro in Jharkhand where Dalmia Bharat Group has a local presence and works closely with the community. While NIIT Foundation will provide the necessary content, training of trainers, assessment and certification along with placement support, DBF has been entrusted with managing day to day activities of the center.