The Haryana Police on Sunday launched ‘Udaan’, an initiative to impart skill development training to underprivileged youth across the city. The objective of the programme is to equip the youth with vocational skills and make them employable in the service and retail sector.
The programme was inaugurated by Haryana’s director general of police (DGP) Yashpal Singhal. SHOs have been entrusted with the task of looking for those in their areas who are in need and could be trained.
“As many as 60 persons would be trained in hospitality in the first batch of Udaan. There are many who resort to crime to make both ends meet. Training underprivileged youth and making them employable will give them an aim in life,” said Singhal.
The School of Skill Development in Hospitality (SSDH) would impart training. Director Sanjeet Ranjit said that once the training is complete, the youth will be given a governmentapproved certificate. They will also be taken to different hotels for experience. Singhal also suggested to Ranjit to start a training programme for domestic helps.
Udaan is the first project under community policing and the Haryana Police intends to start two more projects - the Student Police Cadet Programme (SPCP) and the Saanjh Kendra.While SPCP is on the lines of NCC and NSS, under the Saanjh Kendra, senior citizens will be involved in resolving petty cases of crime.
The commissioner of police, Gurgaon, Navdeep Singh Virk said that they will constitute a ‘Society for Safe Gurgaon’. Under this, financial help of more than ` 5 crore was promised by companies under CSR, which will enable the police to purchase latest equipment and vehicles.