Tendulkar launches BMW India’s ‘Skill Next’ for engineering students

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar launched here today BMW India’s “Skill Next” programme, aimed at imparting hands-on expertise and practical training to automobile engineering students across the country.

The brand ambassador of the German luxury car manufacturer, Tendulkar launched the programme by assembling an engine and a transmission unit along with the Anna University’s College of Engineering students here at the main assembly line of the company’s factory at Mahindra World City near here.

Under the initiative, the luxury car manufacturer would provide 365 BMW engines and transmissions to various engineering and technical institutes across the country ‘free of cost’.

The company officials said 365 engines and transmission units would be provided for learning purposes to the educational institutions at “no cost.”

A company official said due to extreme rains in Chennai in the past, a ‘considerable’ number of engines and transmission units were ‘water affected’ and as per the BMW quality standards, these parts could not be used in the vehicles.

These parts were insured and insurer Bharti AXA General Insurance honoured the claims. BMW India planned for the initiative as the engines and transmission units would be used as a learning resource to impart theoretical and practical knowledge to the students, an official said.

“Skill Next is a vision which we are extremely passionate about. Apart from the theoretical knowledge, the aspiring engineers and the youngsters will have a special opportunity for practical training as well. It is like me playing book cricket without a bat,” Tendulkar said, after launching the initiative at the factory.

“The learning experience would also be a fantastic opportunity for the students to chase their dreams ,” he said, adding BMW India would have a solid ride in the automobile industry with the initiative.


Source : PTI

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