President inaugurates drivers training institute in Deoghar

Deoghar, Apr 2: President of India Pranab Mukherjee  visited Uber’s
kiosk and interacted with Uber driver partners at the inauguration of
a driver training centre at Deoghar here.
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.

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, 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.

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