Jaquar Group has inaugurated its latest skill development centre in district Prison, Gurugram in partnership with Art of Living. The centre was unveiled on 12th June 2019 in the presence of Mr K Selvaraj, IPS, Director General Prisons (Haryana), Mr. R.K Sondhi, Director & Session Judge, Gurugram, Mr. Jai Kishan Chhillar, Superintendent of Prison, Gurugram, Mr. Rajesh Mehra-Director & Promoter, Jaquar Group, Mr. Kanwar Shamsher Relan, Head, Jaquar Foundation and other noteworthy members of Gurugram Jail Management.
The Group has undertaken plumber training as a core agenda and therefore has a wide network of plumber training centres across India. Adding on, its skill centres in Visakhapatnam and Rajahmundry Jails, the centre in Gurugram Jail will be followed by additional ones in Pulwama and Guwahati. The programme will entail training of over 100 plumbers each year, in addition to the on-ground teaching and execution through mock instances. As many as 30 inmates can undergo the three-month training together in one batch. Post the completion of the training, a tool kit will be provided to the trainees besides arranging further weekly trainings for them.
On the occasion, Mr Rajesh Mehra, Director & Promoter of Jaquar Group said, “There is a massive shortage of skilled labour in India, and we have taken up the cause of training plumbers through an expert skill development training programme. The programme has already benefitted 1700 plumbers so far, and with our plans of targeting 100 skill centres in two years, we will be able to reach out to over 5000 plumbers.”
Jaquar Foundation was established in the year 2015 with the mission to continually spearhead Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives of the Group for the betterment of society. ‘Sanitation, Health and Education form the core of the Group’s initiatives, through which they aim to create a Swachchha, Swastha Avam Shikshit Bharat’. The foundation has over 30 ongoing projects in association with state technical education departments (ITI) of Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, Assam, Haryana, Chandigarh and Odisha. Over the years, the Group has strengthened its skill development initiatives by actively undertaking multiple skill development associations with organizations such as National Skill Development Corporation, Navjyoti Foundation, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Art of Living.