Nov 27, 2019

Dabur empowers Asomiya girls with Skill Development programme

Press release


36 village girls offered Stitching-Tailoring, Beautician Training

Tezpur, November 27th, 2019: Moving forward on its commitment to improve the lives of local communities, particularly girls, in Assam, India’s largest Science-based Ayurveda major Dabur India Ltd has commenced offering income-generating Vocational Training programmes for women in Tezpur. Thirty-Six girls from the local communities were today awarded certificates after they completed the six-month training programme in two vocational skills – Stitching-Tailoring and Beauty Care.
The Certificate Distribution programme was organised by Dabur India Ltd’s CSR arm Jivanti Welfare and Charitable Trust, at Dhekidol village under Ghoramari Panchayat. Dabur India Ltd Tezpur Unit Head Mr. Alok Gupta, HR and IR-Manager Mr. Manjit Das were present on the occasion.
So far, 93 adolescent girls and women have completed vocational training programmes on Beautician and Stitching-Tailoring from the Vocational Training Centres being run Jivanti Welfare and Charitable Trust in Tezpur. Most of the girls who underwent the vocational training programmes are already supplementing their household income by taking up Stitching-Tailoring and Beauty Care jobs in their own villages, with a few of them even starting their own social enterprise or small businesses in their localities.
Speaking on the occasion, Dabur India Ltd Tezpur Unit Head Mr. Alok Gupta said: “At Dabur, community development is not merely a buzzword at Dabur. It’s ingrained in our DNA. Vocational Training Programme is a key pillar of our CSR strategy as we believe that enhanced skill is both the means to a better life and a key to ensure overall development of the society. As the Government of India is also putting efforts in providing vocational skills under its Skill Development Mission, the initiatives of Dabur and Jivanti are aligned with the Government’s objectives in promoting skilled workforce from rural India.”
Going forward, Dabur plans to roll out a host of new development initiatives aimed at improving the livelihood of rural populace, particularly women and children, in the region.
About Dabur’s CSR initiatives:
"What is that life worth which cannot bring comfort to others." These inspiring words from Dabur India Ltd founder Dr. S. K. Burman have been the guiding light behind Dabur's social development initiatives. Dabur has been involved with community development work since 1994, endeavouring to bring about an enduring change in the lives of people and to create the right environment for driving the local economy. 
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