Dalmia Bharat Foundation Leads Nation’s Rural Youth & Social Transformation with 14th DIKSHa Centre Launch

Mumbai, 20 April 2022: Dalmia Bharat Foundation (DBF), the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of Dalmia Bharat Group has launched its 14th DIKSHa (Dalmia Institute of Knowledge and Skill Harnessing) centre in India – at Rampur Baghelan town in Satna district, Madhya Pradesh. The company, Dalmia Bharat Limited, also aspires to make a significant capital investment around this region towards setting up a cement manufacturing facility.

The new DIKSHa centre in Satna will focus on driving community-centric initiatives to achieve social transformation by upskilling 400 youth, annually. The centre was inaugurated by honourable Member of Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Vikram Singh, who encouraged youth to take advantage of these growing opportunities. He was joined by Shri Anurag Verma, District Collector, Satna, who highlighted the importance of skill development. Representatives from DBF and Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited were also present to felicitate guests and outline upcoming CSR and company plans.

Speaking at the launch, Shri. Vikram Singh, MLA of Madhya Pradesh, said, “I sincerely appreciate the efforts being taken by Dalmia Cement to offer sustainable livelihood opportunities for our youth in Satna. Usually, companies begin their operations, and only then focus on CSR activities. But in Dalmia Cement’s case, they are wholeheartedly driving their social transformation initiatives even before setting up their operations. This truly speaks volumes about their commitment towards us. I have absolute faith that the skills being provided by DIKSHa will empower our nation’s youth and help them build a better future.”

Shri Vishal Bharadwaj, CEO, DBF and CSR Head, Dalmia Bharat Group and and Shri Rajeev Agarwal, Deputy Executive Director, DCBL, were present at the DIKSHa centre opening to address more than 200 people including locals, parents, enthused students and village representatives. Senior officials from various government departments were also present, including Mr. E Kujur from NABARD, Mr. Sarabjeet Palit from RSETI and Mr. R.D. Tiwari from ITI.

“As we continue to provide a holistic foundation for the children and youth in our communities in India, we are focused towards creating sustainable transformations that impact the social, economic, and environmental ethos around us,” said Shri Vishal Bharadwaj. “We are elated about the launch of our 14th DIKSHa centre in Satna that will enable provisions for local opportunities through skill-training sessions. We are confident that our earnest endeavours, along with the support of our community leaders, will lead to better and sustainable livelihoods for our youth across district and neighbouring villages.”

Accredited trainers at the new centre will impart skills training courses in Basic Electrician, General Duty Assistant and Customer Relationship Management trades in partnership with National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC).

DBF currently boasts of 14 skill development centres across India and has a training capacity of over 5000.

About Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited
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 (first triple joiner) – showing real business leadership in the clean energy transition by taking a joined-up approach. With a growing capacity, currently pegged at 35.9 MnT, Dalmia Cement is the fourth-largest cement manufacturing group in India by installed capacity. Spread across 10 states and 14 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 Portland Slag Cement (PSC). Visit us at
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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