New Delhi: India Inc. should come forward and work in tandem with the government to address issues like access to health, education, welfare, skill upgradation, shelter and economic support for livelihood of marginalised sections of society, Minister of state for social Justice and empowerment, Mr Rattan LalKataria urged the industry in an ASSOCHAM webinar today.
“The government’s utmost priority and commitment is to take proactive, holistic, and comprehensive initiatives to educate, sustainably employ, and empower women, persons with disabilities (PwDs), Transgenders and other vulnerable sections of the society through its consistent policy interventions,” said Mr Kataria during 2nd ASSOCHAM Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Awards & Conclave, held virtually.
The Minister further said, “We look forward to partnering with Indian trade and industry and help us to propagate gender diversity, equal opportunities for People with Disabilities, HIV and Transgender Persons and ensure that all corporates implement it in ‘letter and spirit’ to achieve the overall social justice.”
Sharing his perspective Mr Vineet Agarwal, president, ASSOCHAM said, “A lot needs to be done and industries need to join hands with government to promote the job opportunities and other welfare benefits for people with disabilities, who are, a large, untapped pool of talent. In this regard, we need to develop special programs to develop skills to succeed and to cater to this target group.”
Amid others who addressed the ASSOCHAM webinar included – Mr Anil Rajput, chairperson, ASSOCHAM CSR Council and Mr Ravi Bhatnagar, co-chair.