A special job fair for the minority youth of Uttar Pradesh has begun in the State today. At least 50 companies are expected to participate and offer employment to about 5,000 minority youth.
It is being held in Lucknow, the capital, by the Minority Welfare Department and Employment Department of the Government of Uttar Pradesh for minority youth.
The fair has been launched at Shia PG College of Khadra, an area dominated by the minority
According to Danish Azad Ansari, the minister of state for minority welfare, similar fairs will be held in about 18 locations.
The appointment letters will be given to the selected candidates the very same day, on the spot, after they clear the interview. Amongst the participants are various startups and banks, who will have dedicated counters that offer guidance and motivation to budding entrepreneurs who wish to start their own businesses.
This job fair is one of the many measures taken by the State government to reach out to the minority community and ensure their empowerment. The State has also been promoting various health and education-related infrastructure development projects in areas with a significant minority population.
A survey of the unaffiliated madrasas across the State has also been undertaken with the aim of upgrading the education level of students studying there. Steps are being taken to ensure that these madrasas offer the students a view of the advancements being made in the world along with knowledge of religious texts.