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Maruti Suzuki and Gujarat government initiative welfares 10,000 tribal youths with driving training

Maruti Suzuki and Gujarat government initiative welfares 10,000 tribal youths with driving training
Bilal Firfiray Bilal Firfiray Wednesday 30 November 2016, 14:37 PM

Maruti Suzuki India and the government of Gujarat state announced a milestone of inculcating 10,000 tribal youths with professional driving training.

The All Gujarat Institute of Driving, Technical Training and Research (AGIDTTR)’ initiative between the government of Gujarat and Maruti Suzuki was set up in 2009. The objective of this public-private-partnership is focusing on providing lucrative employment opportunities to the tribal youths through comprehensive driver training programme.

The AGIDTTR initiative is coaching the tribal students in a 45-day residential training programme, imparting the students with driving skills as well as soft skills such as basic English-speaking, table manners, workplace etiquette, yoga, crafts, map reading and entrepreneurship. Maruti Suzuki has also introduced a new course in the programme for Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV) which will be carried out on the recently launched Super Carry.

The institute is spread over 20 acres and comprises of a driving track, classrooms along with four driving simulators and 18 vehicles for the training purposes. At present, the driving training is offered for light motor vehicles, heavy motor vehicles, HMV trucks and forklifts.

R S Kalsi, executive director of marketing and sales, Maruti Suzuki India, commenting on this milestone said, “Our objective is to make the students employment-ready through driving training and soft skills and help them get suitable employment. These youth have shown tremendous enthusiasm in improving their quality of life. With support from the state government, the institute has witnessed an increase in enrollment as compared to same time last year. We are optimistic on sustaining the momentum and providing the youth with opportunities through more such establishments.”


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