December 2016 News

Wings To Dreams-II: UDAAN Helps Kupwara Boy Bag Dream Job In Dubai

20 December 2016
Rising Kashmir
Yawar Hussain

Srinagar: All thanks to the UDAAN scheme a Kupwara boy Showkat Ahmad Lone gets a 15 lakh per annum package in a Dubai based Human Resource Company. Hailing from Anderhama village of Kupwara Showkat is a graduate in arts from Degree College Handwara. Showkat was selected and trained by Vision India a human resource development company soon after he completed his Master's in Business Management from Punjab Technical University in 2013. Showkat's journey from working with Vision India and now getting a job in Dubai has been a remarkable one. Showkat himself credits the training programme under UDAAN to be the main reason for his professional success. 'Vision India under UDAAN has given me this job in Dubai my dream place. Today I am working as a Business Development Manager and nearly twenty people are working under me. I am very happy and satisfied with this job particularly because of my 15 lakh yearly package. All this is because of UDAAN,' said Showkat. Interestingly out of the total 18000 youth from the state who have up till now registered themselves under the UDAAN more than half of them have been successfully placed in various companies across India and even outside. Commenting on the scope and opportunities under UDAAN an optimistic Showkat said, 'My message to the youth of Jammu and Kashmir is that if we need to reach the top we must all start from zero. UDAAN is a great platform and you should grab this opportunity and start your journey now. It's never late. Don't give up because only the beginning is the hardest'. Interestingly prior to joining the 6-month-long training programme under UDAAN, Showkat had already worked for Tata Mutual fund and was working with a US based recruitment company as a human resource executive. 'I was already working but I still opted for UDAAN because where I am today is only because of that six month training programme. My career turned towards a brighter personal and professional journey only because of UDAAN. I got this job in Dubai only because my skills had been enhanced by Vision India under UDAAN training programme. My experience with UDAAN is an unforgettable one,' added Showkat.