Transforming the lives of LGBTQ and Female through LMV Driving Training; A novel initiative of CIE Automotive India Ltd. Under CSR program


Bhosari, Pune, Maharashtra - CIE India Institute of Skills, a CSR initiative by CIE Automotive India Ltd., is proud to announce its groundbreaking initiative to skill, empower and provide Employment to the LGBT community and females, fostering livelihood opportunities.

This initiative, operating under Project Lakshay, is aimed at providing Light motor vehicle driving skills to the LGBT and female communities, offering them Employment and self Employment Career opportunities as Light Motor Vehicle commercial drivers at reputed companies. The CSR initiative of CIE Automotive India Ltd is implemented by Seeds Impact with the support of Learnet Skills Limited under Project Lakshya.

A seminar was organised by CIIS to understand the challenges of LGBT community. The representatives from Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, NGOs, Transgender Activists, Transgender individuals shared their thoughts.

Under Project Lakshya, the CIE India Institute of Skills focuses on providing free residential mode of training and placement to underprivileged and unemployed youth. At CIE India Institute of Skills, four trades are offered, including Tool and Die Maker, CNC Operator Turning, Pneumatic and Hydraulic Fitter, and Industrial Welding. Candidates undergo specialized training and are subsequently placed in respective industries.

Over the span of three years, from 2020 to 2023, the project has demonstrated impressive quantitative and qualitative improvements. Under the Project Lakshya, more than 800 candidates were enrolled and 650 Candidates successfully placed in reputed companies. The center stands out for its impressive infrastructure and comprehensive facilities. The well-equipped classrooms provide an ideal learning environment, complemented by industrial-designed practical labs that enhance hands-on experience.

Awards and Honors:

‘LAKSHYA’ – a beacon of inspiration. This CSR film, depicting the real story of a female candidate from CIE India Institute of Skills, earned India's largest CSR film honor, the Socio CSR Film Award in March 2023 held in Pune.

The CSR Box Bharat Dalmia Award was held in Delhi on October 13, 2023. CIE India Institute of Skills received an Award for "LAKSHYA," a CSR project by CIE Automotive India Ltd.

CIE India Institute of Skills was honored with the prestigious India CSR Award in a ESG India Summit ceremony held in Raipur on 12th August for the outstanding project, Lakshya.

Vinayak Khadaskar, CSR and HR Head at CIE Automotive India Ltd. emphasized the importance of bringing marginalized communities into the mainstream. "It is our responsibility to support LGBT and females by empowering them and making them stand on their feet. We have successfully started the special batch with 25 participants, including 5 from the LGBT community and 20 females."

The special batch, spanning 45 days, includes additional soft skills training such as basic English, computer skills, and personality development. Free hostel and canteen facility and traveling allowance for needy are provided by CIE India Institute of Skills. These learners will be taken to a ADTSSI, Ajmer in Rajasthan for further hands on practice and intense driving skill training by air.

Quotes from Enrolled Trainees:

"I am a single parent facing financial issues, and being not well-educated makes finding a job difficult. CIE India Institute of Skills has given me the opportunity to enroll in this program, and I am thankful. My dream is to make my children well-educated, and this placement as a commercial driver will give me the strength to do so." - Deepali Muluk, Single Parent

"Transgenders face many issues in pursuing education and jobs. My aim was to work in the mainstream area, and fortunately, I got the opportunity where I will live life with dignity and respect." - Arohi Sheikh, Transgender ( named changed)

For media inquiries, please contact:

Contact Person: Pratiksha Jadhav

Contact no: 7275002513/ 7276250013

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Gate No. 3, CIE Automotive Ltd. Bhosari Industrial Estate, Near BSNL Office, Bhosari, Pune 411026, Maharashtra


Transforming the lives of LGBTQ and Female through LMV Driving Training; A novel initiative of CIE Automotive India Ltd. Under CSR program Transforming the lives of LGBTQ and Female through LMV Driving Training; A novel initiative of CIE Automotive India Ltd. Under CSR program Reviewed by Newzpot on January 18, 2024 Rating: 5
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