India’s young population is the country’s most valuable asset. This group not only drives the culture of innovation, entrepreneurship and diversity but is also a large market and workforce. With the country fast transforming into the world’s leading and most resilient economy, there lies a great chance ahead to link India’s youth to future opportunities by empowering them with skills, knowledge and resources. On the occasion of International Youth Day, let us look at some of the organisations which are already driving this change and empowering the Indian youth with their noble endeavours.
1. Reliance Foundation: With a focus on creating positive changes in areas such as health, education, sports, disaster response and others, Reliance Foundation has been actively leading the cause for social welfare with a comprehensive development approach. Reliance Industries Limited and the Athletics Federation of India have formed a partnership with an aim to discover, nurture and develop Indian athletes from across the country. It is providing them world-class facilities, coaching and sports science and medicine support. The partnershipfocuses on girl athletes to bridge gender divides and enable them to achieve their dreams.
2. Dell Technologies: Understanding the role of technology and need of upskilling for growth, Dell Technologies is empowering the Indian youth with skill-based and technology-enabled learning. The company is focusing on preparing the youth for a digital future by enabling their access to technology and resources. It also has the Dell 2020 Legacy of Good Plan under which it has prepared an outline to support the young population to become ready for the digital world.
3. mPokket: Realising that young college students and young professionals often find themselves in a cash crunch for their last-moment or necessary expenses, mPokket is empowering them by offering instant loans without any collateral. It grants them quick loans ranging from Rs. 500 to Rs. 20,000 without any long-term EMI commitments and flexible payment options. The company believes that no one should remain deprived of higher education and thus, it also offers scholarships to college students to help them fulfil their academic dreams.
4. DCM Shriram Ltd: To empower youth in the field of sports, DCM Shriram Ltd. a leading business conglomerate organises Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship every year to give encouragement to budding tennis players to exhibit their prowess to reach greater heights. With this, the conglomerate envisions India as a leader in the global sports scene. The tournament which has seen a rise in its popularity over the years has witnessed its participants getting selected for leading tournaments in India and abroad. Moreover, great impetus has been received by young players who have been noticed in the Fenesta National Tournament.
5. Wipro:One of leading global IT firms Wipro has launched its sustainability education program Wipro earthian for schools and colleges. This program is aimed to encourage ‘sustainability thinking’ among the young minds. Under this initiative, activities are designed to bring awareness and initiate actions on pressing issues such as pollution and socio-economic activities. Its annual award program further leads to better engagement with children and young adults.