A true ‘Mitra’, indeed – the Eklavya and Sarathi Mitra programmes by Castrol show the way
Castrol’s presence in India spans over a hundred years. The Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme has evolved from charity to a strategic CSR programme that seeks to support the communities it operates in and its key stakeholders. The CSR programmes initiated by the Company aligns business opportunities with the national agenda of development priorities to meet the needs and aspirations of the populace.
In alignment with core skills and the vision of engaging with stakeholders to contribute to a safer and better quality of life, the Company, in association with IL&FS Skills, implemented two projects i.e. Eklavya and Sarathi Mitra.
Implemented across 9 states, Eklavya aims to help independent two-wheeler mechanics, who have limited access to technical education, to enhance their skills and technical knowledge resulting in a better opportunity for livelihood.
The objective of Sarathi Mitra is to enable truck drivers to adopt safe driving techniques, generate awareness about latest modes of digital financing, and ensure correct vision by providing eye check-ups, contributing, thereby, towards the National Agenda of Road Safety, Vision 2020; Digital Literacy and Financial Literacy.
I have been working as a driver since 30 years. I attended classes on Road Safety & Financial Literacy, and have learnt from this programme more than what I have in my 30 years of experience. It is a very useful programme for all heavy license holders, which is why I will recommend this programme to my friends and colleagues, as diverse topics are covered. Besides training, I have also undergone an eye check-up under this programme, and was even provided with glasses that have come really handy.
~ K.V. Babu
I have been a two-wheeler mechanic for almost 33 years now. Castrol India Limited’s training has enabled me to strengthen certain basics, which I had not been able to learn earlier. I remember, when I was ‘trained’ by my ‘Guru’, we never questioned anything, but only followed processes. During the training, a proper methodology was followed, which has enabled me to even handle educated customers. After successful competition of the course, I even received a certificate, of which I am really proud.
Training of Trainers (ToT) session was held recently for two-wheeler auto technicians under the Castrol
Eklavya project where more than 40 trainers participated in the programme. Spanned over five days, the
trainers were given hands on experience on the newly launched Digital Content.