“We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.”
Everyone is familiar with this young Pakistani activist who demanded female education and went on to become the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate. It is indeed inspiring to see young women come forward and take steps to promote women empowerment. And the Government of India too is extremely supportive of this cause.
Initiatives by the Government
The year 2001 was declared as the Year of Women’s Empowerment (Swashakti) by the Government of India. What drove our government to dedicate this year to women? With so many women in the country facing hardships related to inequality of rights, unemployment, inadequate healthcare, and lack of vocational and non-vocational education, etc., the government has been actively involved in drafting new policies and taking up several initiatives for women empowerment.
As per Census 2011, the Indian population is 1210.19 million comprising 586.47 million (48.5%) females. India is a home to such a large number of women, but a large section of these women are unemployed, face domestic violence, and are often uneducated too. With these issues in mind, the government has come up with several welfare schemes, for providing maternity and other medical care to women, education and life skills training, loans for starting small businesses, among various others.
We believe in Women Empowerment
However, we understand that the onus does not always lie on the government. There are a lot of private institutes and organizations who can and are actively playing their part in women empowerment.
At Orane, we realize how important it is for women to become independent earning members of their families. Not only to offer financial support to their families but also to create an identity for herself. She should be able to take full responsibility of her life should anything happen to her husband in the future. We want women to have secure futures without having to depend on anybody.
How we collaborate with the Government
Since India has emerged to be one of the top growing beauty and wellness markets in the world, it makes complete sense to capitalize on this opportunity. Orane is the largest network of beauty and wellness institutes in the country.
Orane is the largest network of beauty and wellness institutes in the country with centres in Delhi, Punjab, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, and other states. We work with women from different parts of the country to get them skilled, so they become fully capable of taking up wide range of jobs in the beauty sector.
Orane is an official training partner with Punjab Tourism Government under the scheme “HUNAR SE ROZGAR TAK”. This is a wonderful training initiative to create employable skills. Women who have the ‘hunar’ or talent, can now convert it into a means of income for themselves and their families.
We are also the training partners in Beauty and Wellness Sector Skill Council under National Skill Development Corporation. Additionally, we are proud to be associated with various other initiatives by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship such as the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna (PMKVY).
CIBTAC, a leading international awarding body of the UK, collaborated with Orane, collaborated with Orane Institute of Beauty & Wellness for advance training in the field of beauty. So all our courses, more, are conducted by the highly-efficient training staff, who are keen on helping students develop their skills to get them to international standards.
With our world class training, women can now participate in the growth of worldwide beauty industry and be equipped to work and earn anywhere across the world!