HON’BLE PRESIDENT OF INDIA LENDS SUPPORT TO UBERSHAAN
Delhi, April 02, 2017: The Hon’ble President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today, visited Uber’s kiosk and interacted with Uber driver partners at the inauguration of a driver training centre at Deoghar, Jharkhand. The driver training centre will be run by the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The initiative is backed by Uber, the smartphone app that connects riders with drivers at the push of a button. The company has committed to providing economic opportunities to the graduating drivers as part of its flagship initiative, UberSHAAN.
Commenting on the inauguration, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship said, “India is undergoing a great phase of change, a phase involving an increase in demand for skilled workforce. Providing one-stop solutions for aspiring entrepreneurs through platforms like the driver training centre in Deoghar will further the vision of Hon’ble Prime Minister to make India, the skill capital of the world. We are supportive of the country-wide initiative to create 1 million micro-entrepreneurs by 2018.”
UberSHAAN, aims to create 1 million livelihood opportunities as micro-entrepreneurs in India by 2018 and focuses on expanding economic opportunities across the spectrum. Through this initiative, Uber will help the graduating drivers receive commercial licenses and support the entrepreneurial ambitions of licensed drivers requiring vehicle financing and leasing solutions.
Commenting on the success of UberSHAAN, Mr. Amit Jain - President, Uber India said, “We are proud to be associated with the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship and National Skill Development Corporation through UberSHAAN. With UberSHAAN, our plan is to rapidly scale India’s entrepreneurial base and generate 1 million livelihood opportunities on the Uber platform by 2018. The driver training centre at Deoghar will help us enable trained drivers unleash their potential and become successful entrepreneurs.”
Since the launch of UberSHAAN, the company has organized multiple ‘UberSHAAN’ melas in different cities across India. The initiative has received an overwhelming response from potential driver partners and OEMs alike. Through these initiatives, the company enables different stakeholders to come together and support the skill building and micro-entrepreneurship drive.
UberSHAAN, is Uber’s flagship initiative aimed at creating 1 million livelihood opportunities as micro-entrepreneurs in India by 2018. UberSHAAN will focus on expanding economic opportunities across the spectrum and will provide access to skill development and driver training to the unskilled. The initiative will also aim to help trained drivers receive commercial licenses and support the entrepreneurial ambitions of licensed drivers through vehicle financing and leasing solutions. Uber continues to partner several stakeholders including NSDC, Maruti, NSKFDC and others in support of this vision.
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