Chandigarh 16th July:- The Department of Employment, Government of Haryana and Ola, India’s leading and one of the world’s largest ride-sharing companies, have signed an MoU to create 35,000 entrepreneurial opportunities in the state. The MoU was signed at the launch of ‘Saksham Saarthi’, a part of Hon’ble Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar’s Saksham Haryana initiative. ‘Saksham Haryana’ was rolled out by the state government early last year to empower the youth of the state through various skill development initiatives.
Accepted by Pranav Mehta, Director, Ola in the presence of Vipul Goel, Minister of Industries and Commerce, Environment and Industrial Training, and Nayab Saini, Minister of State, Labour& Employment (Independent Charge), Government of Haryana; the MoU reflects Ola’s commitment to accelerate the state government’s efforts of creating 2 lakh jobs for the youth of the state.
‘Saksham Haryana’ scheme was launched by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar to skill and provide employment opportunities for the youth in the state. Launched on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day, ‘SakshamSaarthi’ also commemorates the 3rd anniversary of Skill India Mission launched under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Nayab Saini, Minister of State, Labour& Employment and Mines & Geology, GoH said that the State Government has fixed a target to tap the employment potential for two lakh youth in the state by way of jobs in the Government and private sector as well as through self employment. Skill development is key to professional growth and we will thus, be working with various bodies, and companies like Ola to customise and upgrade the existing training infrastructure. Through ‘SakshamSaarthi’, the government will be able to mobilize the untapped potential of the youth in our state and support them in their journey towards entrepreneurship.
Vipul Goyal, Minister for Skill Development and Industrial Training, Industries & Commerce and Environment, GoH said that being one of India’s biggest industrial hubs, Haryana is growing at a massive pace. There are ample opportunities for our youth and through the right set of skills, a sustainable and respectable living is an achievable target. Under the leadership of our hon’ble Chief Minister, we are confident of achieving our target of 2 lakh job opportunities. We appreciate Ola’s efforts in supporting the Government’s vision and mission.
Pranav Mehta, Director at Ola said that we at Ola are committed to making a difference in all the states where we operate our services. Haryana is a key market for us, with cities such as Gurgaon, Faridabad, and Panchkula, etc. contributing significantly to our growth. Given the ease of doing business in the state, backed by progressive initiatives such as ‘Saksham Haryana’, we are proud to work with the Government of Haryana. In fact, all such efforts go a long way in contributing to the all -round development of the state and in the process also create thousands of entrepreneurial opportunities for the youth.