Lakshya Career Mela’s Innovative Approach to Addressing Placement Challenges, Empowering Over 500 Community Members


Gurugram: Literacy India has marked a resounding success with the inauguration of the second edition of its flagship event, the Lakshya Career Mela. Themed “Blueprint for Unlocking Potential to Innovate, Collaborate, and Thrive,” this event, situated in the heart of Gurugram, marks a significant stride in redefining career guidance for students aspiring to shape their future careers.

The Lakshya Career Mela 2.0 has emerged as a transformative force, employing a dynamic strategy to address placement challenges head-on. With active participation from esteemed industry leaders such as Dell Technologies, M-Cube, Times-Pro, GMR, IOTA, and more, the event provided a platform for skilled students to connect with potential employers.

The highlights included tailored training programs that focus on both technical and soft skills, aligning closely with industry needs. Support for aspiring entrepreneurs through mentorship, funding opportunities, and innovation-focused programs was evident. The event emphasised strong industry collaboration, adapting training programmes based on valuable feedback. Attendees will benefit from career guidance, networking opportunities, and a dedication to technology integration. Lakshya’s strategic alliances in the Banking, Logistics, Hospitality, and Retail sectors will be announced, reinforcing its holistic approach to vocational skills. The initiative’s commitment to sustainable employment and continuous evaluation of sector-specific initiatives reflects its dedication to fostering a brighter, inclusive future across India.

Embarked on a transformative journey with Literacy India’s Lakshya Career Mela, a ground-breaking event transcending traditional career fairs. This pioneering initiative stood as a testament to Literacy India’s commitment to addressing the critical shortage of skilled workforce and empowering the youth in our communities.

At the heart of Lakshya’s mission was a visionary blueprint, a guiding force that empowered youth to innovate, collaborate, and thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of career opportunities. This event is not just a moment; it was a movement passionately led by Captain Indraani Singh, an Aviator with 33 years of service in Air India and the Founder of Literacy India since 1996. “Lakshya is about nurturing and future-proofing our youth, poised to conquer the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow,” said Captain Indraani Singh.

The strategic partnerships with industry leaders at Lakshya extended beyond traditional skilling initiatives. By outsourcing work to community members mobilised and empowered by Literacy India, Lakshya turned the workforce into entrepreneurs, creating a paradigm shift in skill development and employment. This innovative approach paved the way for sustained livelihood opportunities, curbing migration to cities and fostering a vibrant local economy.

Lakshya’s impact resonated beyond immediate participants, generating a domino effect of direct and indirect livelihood opportunities. It is a holistic endeavour where individuals were not just skilled workers but empowered entrepreneurs, steering their communities towards prosperity. Lakshya was more than an event; it was a transformative force, a guiding influence that empowered youth towards careers that took flight, not just in the professional sense but in the profound impact they created within their communities.

In essence, Lakshya has been a blueprint for unlocking potential, forging collaborations, and fostering innovation – a blueprint that didn’t just map out careers but shaped destinies.

This year’s Mela offered transformative experiences, drawing from Singh’s extensive expertise, providing profound insights and practical guidance across an array of career paths. From hospitality and logistics to banking, graphic designing, robotics, web development, and paramedical courses, the Mela served as a beacon for aspiring minds.

Vikhyat Singh, Senior Director at Dell Technologies, shared: “In the spirit of innovation and collaboration, the Career Mela stands as a dynamic platform for students and youth to explore diverse skill areas. The Dell-supported programme, with its remarkable impact on over six lakh beneficiaries, exemplifies the transformative power of corporate social responsibility and Employee Giving. Together, we are shaping a future where opportunities abound, and communities thrive.” 

This significant collaboration underscores a deep commitment to not only impart education but also to create direct pathways to employment for these talented young individuals. The Mela thus emerged as more than just an event; it was a transformative experience that bridged the gap between learning and real-world application, paving the way for a brighter future for all participants. It has offered a unique blend of inspiration, practical guidance, and skill development, empowering students to confidently navigate the dynamic job market.