• Disha–An Employability Skill Development Initiative by Moser Baer Trust in association with CAP Foundation and USAID India
  • Trains and places students from near community to lead a dignified life
  • 2nd and 3rd batch also 100% placed with various MNCs

New Delhi, 17 December 2007:

DISHA – An Employability Skill Development Initiative by Moser Baer Trust Foundation today organised the Convocation Day for its second outgoing batch of students. 470 students, comprising the second set of pass outs, have been successfully placed with various MNC’s.

Disha is an initiative by Moser Baer Trust

to alleviate poverty and facilitate disadvantaged youth to gain access to jobs in the emerging new economy with self-respect and dignity. The second and the third batch of successfully trained 470 youths which includes 366 males and 104 female students at Disha is in the age group of 18-25 years.

The project targets students from the villages in the vicinity of Moser Baer manufacturing units. Under Disha, three courses were offered to the students – Customer Relations & Sales, IT Enabled Services and Office Assistant. At the end of their course the students have successfully been placed with companies like Mc Donalds, DLF, Reliance Communications, Kailash Hospital, Barista, ICICI Finance, Eureka Forbes, etc with salaries ranging from 3,000 – 6,000 Rupees.

Speaking on the occasion,

Mrs. Nita Puri, Director, Moser Baer India Limited

said, “My heartiest congratulations to the graduating batch of young and enthusiastic 470 students. I wish the students the very best in their lives.” She further added, “Last year, we have been successful in placing first batch with 70 students and this year 470 students have graduated. At Disha, with an ambitious target of creating 1000 livelihoods, we intend to stand up to our commitment towards a better community.”

Close on the success of the three consecutive batches, another batch of 130 young people has been started at Dadri in Greater Noida offering courses in hospitality, IT hardware and services, office assistant and bed side patient attendant. Road shows and mobilization activities have also started for opening another centre near Moser Baer’s plant at Noida.

About Moser Baer India Ltd

Moser Baer, headquartered in New Delhi, is one of India’s leading technology companies. Established in 1983, the company successfully developed cutting edge technologies to become the world’s second largest manufacturer of Optical Storage media like CDs and DVDs. The company also emerged as the first to market the next-generation of storage formats like Blu-ray Discs and HD DVD. Recently, the company has transformed itself from a single business into a multi-technology organisation, diversifying into exciting areas of Solar Energy, Home Entertainment and IT Peripherals & Consumer Electronics.