In continuation of its efforts to promote vocational education in the country, Yamaha Motor Research & Development India (YMRI) on Saturday donated six cut section engine models to three Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) located in Chennai. A month back, the same initiative was carried out at Noida in Uttar Pradesh. The purpose of these activities is to support the infrastructure of the government institutions and also provide students with an opportunity to get exposed to the practical training.

The donation ceremony was organized at the Government ITI located in Chengalpattu near Yamaha’s Chennai factory. ITI colleges from Guindy & Ambattur in Chennai were also part of the ceremony.

Mr. Yasuo Ishihara, Managing Director, YMRI along with Mr. Sanjeev Chugh, AVP, YMRI and Mr. Kouji Sakura, GM, YMRI donated 6 cut section engine models including one FZ bike Engine & one Ray Z Scooter Engine to Mrs. Renuka D, Principal, Government ITI, Guindy, Mrs. G Vijayamala, Principal, Government ITI, Ambattur and Mr. S Kumar, Principal, Government ITI, Chengalpattu. All the three colleges received 2 cut section engine models each.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Yasuo Ishihara, Managing Director, YMRI said, “I believe, skills and knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social development for any country. If we train the youth with the right skills, they have the potential to make a huge contribution in taking the country ahead. We at Yamaha have always believed that as a company we have a responsibility not only towards our employees and customers but also towards the communities where we operate. This particular initiative is a testimony to our proactive approach as a responsible member of the society.”

He further emphasised that Yamaha is totally committed towards the continuous development of the local talents and contribution towards the Skill India Mission launched by the Indian Government. The senior management of YMRI also interacted with the students at the ITI College and shared their experience in the automobile industry. The college authorities stated that contribution by corporates will help them in creating a better infrastructure and providing a better environment for the students to learn and get trained.

Yamaha has been engaged in several CSR activities across India with an objective to contribute towards the development of the society as a whole. Recently, Yamaha inaugurated a technical training institute – Yamaha NTTF Training Centre (YNCT) at its Chennai Factory to impart training to youth from the rural areas of Tamil Nadu on the Japanese manufacturing methods. Similarly, the company has been running several Yamaha Training Schools (YTS) across India with an aim to provide technical training to the economically weaker youth, enabling them to become an expert 2-wheeler technicians and thereafter, they become self-supporting and a productive member of the society.

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