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Industrialist Anand Mahindra comes with an offer amidst nationwide protests on ‘Agnipath’ scheme

When a user asked the chairperson of Mahindra & Mahindra about the role that his firm will be offering to the Agniveers, he responded…

Ayushi Sikarwar




New Delhi: The central government brought in the recently announced ‘Agnipath’ scheme without any prior whispers about it, and indeed started off a considerable amount of confusion and further invited massive protest against certain provisions of the scheme.

Though the government seems concerned regarding the nationwide protest and demands of the protesters and hence has introduced several concessions in the scheme in last some days.

However, the violent protests and torching of trains and other public properties have saddened many, including business tycoon Anand Mahindra.

Sharing his concerns on social media, the industrialist also stressed that the skills and discipline that the Agniveers will attain during their service in the prestigious armed forces would make them “eminently employable”.

Apart from his opinion on the recently introduced scheme, Mahindra also put forward an ‘offer’ for those individuals who will be recruited in the three armed forces under the scheme.

Anand Mahindra took to his Twitter handle Monday and wrote, “Saddened by the violence around the #Agneepath program. When the scheme was mooted last year I stated-& I repeat-the discipline & skills Agniveers gain will make them eminently employable. The Mahindra Group welcomes the opportunity to recruit such trained, capable young people.”

When a user asked the chairperson of Mahindra & Mahindra about the role that his firm will be offering to the Agniveers, he responded, “Large potential for employment of Agniveers in the Corporate Sector. With leadership, teamwork & physical training, Agniveers provide market-ready professional solutions to industry, covering the full spectrum from operations to administration & supply chain management.”

For the unversed, the central government on Thursday introduced the ‘Agnipath’ recruitment scheme for the aspirants preparing to join Indian Army, Navy, and Air Forces for short-term service.

Candidates hired under the scheme will have a total service period of 4 years including the training duration.

Moreover, the country has seen aggressive protests across states on pretext of several sections of the scheme, especially the lack of job and financial security once the service term is over.