Monday, September 17, 2012


Mr. Amarr Prabhu
KURLA-MUMBAI, SEPTEMBER 17, 2012 :  DBCL Kurla constantly keeps pushing the boundaries of its training possibilities. The first batch of  trainees for Godrej Construction Division proudly celebrated the successful completion of the Skilled Plumbers Course and welcomed the second batch of trainees. In a joint certification by Don Bosco and Godrej, twenty two trainees completed one hundred hours of skill training in the latest practices followed in plumbing technology at the St. Joseph’s ITI Plumbing Lab.

The function was held on the 31st of August 2012 at the Santino Mondini Hall, Kurla. Besides Rev. Fr. Colbert da Silva, (Exec. Dir. of SJITI ) as well as its Principal  Mr. Amarr Prabhu several important dignitaries from Godrej also graced the occasion. Chief Guest: Mr. Maneck Engineer (Executive Vice President, Godrej Construction) Mr. Purvez Gandhi (COO, Godrej Construction) Mr. Anil Gupte DGM-HR Godrej Construction; Mr. Ramesh Bhandarkar  (DGM Property development) and Mr.Kaezab Karanjawala (Senior General Manager Property development.) After the formal introductions a short film on the program and the sentiments of some of the participants was screened.

Mr. Manek Engineer, stressed how plumbing was an important aspect in ‘civil engineering’, where efforts were being made to save water and help drought affected areas in India.  He also spoke about the changes and advancement in water technology and how techniques have to be implemented and the knowledge of maintenance of these techniques was crucial. Mr. Ramesh, pointed out that this program was initiated to make more people employable, produce better quality service and eventually encourage entrepreneurship.

Fr Colbert further motivated the trainees stating that the world today had a shortage of such technicians, especially since water was now becoming a scarce commodity and it is for these trainees to fight the war of saving water and indirectly, the world.

Mr Shyam Sunder Gawade, President Godrej Shramik Sangh from the Godrej Union, was very appreciative of such a program that helped people from the weaker sections to become skilled technicians and he was very thankful to Don Bosco for their support in this regard. On yet another note, a trainee of the first batch Mr Ganesh Giri, applauded the efforts of the Plumbing Instructors Mr. Walter D’mello and Mr..S.Khan and the instructors Ms. Ambika Nair, Ms. Elenka Rebello and Ms. Annabelle Rodrigues of the Hospitality Department of Don Bosco College who taught communication/soft skills that was so very much appreciated by the trainees.

Certificates and gifts for various achievements were awarded to the successful trainees and twenty five new trainees were inducted into the second batch to begin their Skilled Plumbers Course.

The function was brought to a close with a heart-warming video presentation representing the activities of this joint venture from its inauguration to the day’s valedictory function stressing that much can be achieved when industry and DBCL, Kurla partner together.

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