Asia’s leading paint manufacturer had announced the successful completion of the first batch of its training program nshakti’, an initiative to train rural women in professional wall painting. Leading architects Ms. Ponni Concessao and Mr. Oscar Concessao attended the event in Sirudhamur village to hand over the certificates, and expressed their solidarity towards this initiative.
The initiative which began on the April 9th wrapped up after two weeks of rigorous training conducted by experts from Nippon Paint’s PROceed training academy. Thirteen women between the ages 18 to 35 underwent the training to qualify themselves to become professional wall painters.
Talking about the initiative, Mr. S Mahesh Anand, President Nippon Paint (India) Private Limited (Decorative Division) commented, “Nippon Paint has always believed in providing quality training to empower deserving individuals. Apart from providing a chance to explore one’s artistic side, it is a good opportunity to tap into the huge skills and resource of rural women, a population deprived of necessary skill training. With this move, we hope to contribute as a brand, to the vision of Skill India 2018″.
Speaking about their association with Nippon Paint, India’s leading architect Ms Ponni Concessao from OCI Architects said, “As liberating as it is to gain a new skill, it means next to nothing if it cannot be put into proper use. We are glad that this initiative by Nippon Paint, apart from training these women, ensures them job opportunities by providing them the right channels of employment. This initiative is a great favour to women, as it has positive implications on both a moral and business level”.
Mr. D. Raman, Trustee and Vijayakrishnan, Managing Trustee of Sirudhamur Sri Srinivasar Temple Trust have been instrumental in bringing the initiative to the village. Nippon Paint’s PROceed training academiesin Chennai, Madurai and Salem,has been instrumental in training many underprivileged individuals, and now attempts to reach out to various Village Panchayats across Tamil Nadu to encourage women trainees.
About Nippon Paint
Founded in Japan, Nippon Paint has over 138 years of experience in paint manufacturing. Nippon is now the number one paint manufacturer in Asia, and is one of the top paint manufacturers of the world. Nippon Paint produces a wide range of international quality hi-tech paints for decorative, automotive, and industrial sectors. Over the years, Nippon Paint has perfected its products by quickly adapting breakthrough paint technology, with an emphasis on innovation and eco-friendliness. Nippon Paint’s mission is to create advanced products that boost quality of life while protecting the environment. Through innovative technology, Nippon Paint benefits its customers and society. The company and its subsidiaries are active in 31 countries including Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, China, India, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Germany, Greece and Russia.