Giving jobs to Persons with Disabilities is a service to humanity
Raj Saubhag Ashram’s Ashirwad Trust for the Disabled undertook a unique initiative in December 2015, to empower people with disabilities.
A job fair for the disabled was organized and various medium and large companies were approached with a request to employ differently abled people from villages in and around Sayla. The Job Fair brought together prospective employers and deserving candidates to enable on-the-spot job interviews.
Various corporates, among them Anjar (Kutch) based Westland (manufacturers of towels), SKF (manufacturers of bearings), and telecom companies sent their representatives to recruit staff for their branches in Ahmedabad, Surendranagar and Anjar among others.
Director of Ashirwad Center, Rambhai Jadhav said: “Many young people with physical disabilities have been trained and imparted various skills to make them employable. We encouraged them to attend the fair and facilitated the recruitment process.”
The function was presided by Pujya Bhaishree in the presence of Additional Collector Shri Pranav Joshi. About 152 disabled and 100 normal people were interviewed and 130 persons were given permanent jobs.
A representative from Westland said: “We are very happy to be here and will employ people with disabilities at the same salary as people with no disabilities. Also, living quarters and food will be provided at a nominal cost. We would like to announce here that we still look forward to employing more people with disabilities and will give employment to 500 such people every year.”
A deaf student from Ashirwad Center’s day care unit, Ramesh Ratnabhai Boliya (from Nana Sudamada) was given a job at the fair. Expressing their heartfelt gratefulness, his father said: “This institution (Raj Saubhag Ashram) is doing tremendous good work. My son, until some years ago, was regarded as a financial drain on the family and was always humiliated, is now a valued member of the family. He will contribute to the family income. I cannot thank you enough.”
Raj Saubhag Ashram has announced that such a job fair for the disabled will be organized every year.
At a glance:
• 130 deaf, blind and people with physical disabilities were given permanent jobs with the same financial package as people with no disability
• Corporates promise more jobs to people with disabilities