Bangalore,11th October 2023: Aditya Birla Capital Foundation (“ABCF”), the CSR arm of Aditya Birla Capital and the National Institute of Securities Market (“NISM”), an educational initiative of SEBI, have announced their collaboration to conduct a customised Financial Literacy Program for youngsters, in over 60 cities, across Tier-II and Tier-III locations, pan-India.
The program endeavours to create financial awareness, this program will reach out to more than 40,000 college students, who will undergo an intense 10-hour financial literacy classroom training, facilitated by NISM-certified trainers. On successful completion of the training, participants will be given a certificate by NISM and Aditya Birla Capital Foundation.
Furthermore, to promote the habit of savings, financial planning and investing, the module will help deliver knowledge of financial and securities markets in a simplified manner. The aim is to enable students understand the framework of personal finance, diverse investment and savings opportunities, pre-requisites of engaging in securities markets and various risk assessment and mitigation strategies. The course will also help the participants to develop future-ready skills and explore careers in the financial services sector.
Mrs. Vishakha Mulye, Director, Aditya Birla Capital Foundation and CEO, Aditya Birla Capital Limited, said, “Empowering the youth with financial knowledge is pivotal in today’s dynamic economic landscape. Financial education is like a life-skill and if imparted to youngsters at an early age, it will help to develop responsible financial behaviour and mindset to take charge of their financial well-being in the future. Our collaboration with NISM demonstrates our commitment to provide the right knowledge and skills necessary for future generations to make informed financial decisions and do well in their careers”.
Dr. CKG Nair, Director, NISM said, “NISM is tasked with the objective of enhancing awareness on the systems, products, and processes in the securities markets to a large number of stakeholders in the eco-system and to create a cadre of well-informed practitioners in tune with the regulatory objectives. This joint initiative between NISM and ABCF is an ideal platform to achieve the objective of well-informed participants in the securities markets”.
ABCF and NISM will conduct these trainings across various states including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, and Assam.