Bhubaneswar: Celebrating ‘World Youth Skill Day’, Ola, India’s leading and one of the world’s largest ride-sharing companies has strengthened its partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation India (NSDC) by supporting the ongoing Eastern Chapter of India Skills Competition 2018. Commemorating 3 years of Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Skill India Mission’, the 3-day event, starting July 15th was inaugurated by Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.
With over 250 participants from 7 states, the Eastern Chapter of India Skills Competition 2018 is India’s biggest skill competition-cum-counselling initiative rolled out in order to create awareness among youth about vocational streams of education and imbibe a competitive spirit. Activating an on-ground engagement activity, Ola will be educating aspiring driver entrepreneurs with the process and requirements of associating with the Ola platform.
Sandeep Divakaran, CFO, Ola Fleet Technologies said, “We share a great relationship with NSDC and are thrilled to participate in the Eastern Chapter of the India Skills Competition 2018. It is heartening to see men and women from more than 7 states competing with each other across 27 skill trades. As country’s leading smart mobility player, we are proud to mobilise lakhs of men and women across India to take their first step towards entrepreneurship.”
As a homegrown mobility player, Ola is committed to playing a significant role in the progress of the nation. Alongside strengthening the transportation ecosystem in India, Ola has since, inception, partnered with state governments across the country for skill development, employment, and entrepreneurship initiatives. Ola first partnered with the NSDC in 2016 and over the years, has partnered with Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Haryana, West Bengal, and Madhya Pradesh among others in the country.