Mumbai: Marked by the celebration of India’s 77th Independence Day, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) joined forces with Youth4Jobs to launch the “Silent Voices” initiative. This programme aims to foster socioeconomic independence by championing inclusivity and diversity, providing equal opportunities for specially-abled youth within the mainstream workforce.
With a vision to ignite hope and prosperity, Silent Voices aims to offer more than 250 hearing and speech-impaired young minds the chance to shine at 90 BPCL fuel stations nationwide. In bustling cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Gurgaon, Noida, and Kolkata, these talented individuals will utilise signs and gestures to provide customer service, ensuring fuelling experience.
The programme was inaugurated at the Police Fuel Station in Ghatkopar, Mumbai, with the esteemed presence of G. Krishnakumar, Chairman & Managing Director of BPCL. Joining hands with Krishnakumar were Sukhmal Kumar Jain, Director (Marketing), Vetsa Ramakrishna Gupta, Director (Finance), Raj Kumar Dubey, Director (HR), and Sanjay Khanna, Director (Refineries), alongside Santosh Kumar, Executive Director I/c (Retail). The event garnered further grandeur with the esteemed presence of senior officials from BPCL, Youth4Jobs, and members of the dealer fraternity.
Silent Voices solidifies BPCL’s commitment to creating workplaces that recognise, respect, and nurture the potential of every individual. BPCL firmly believes in the untapped abilities of all, regardless of personal challenges. Embracing inclusivity and diversity bolsters a better tomorrow by infusing workplaces with renewed vigour and vitality.
Krishnakumar eloquently encapsulated the initiative’s essence, saying, “BPCL continues to foster diversity and to bring about socioeconomic inclusion. Through #SilentVoices, we hope to appreciate the value of these gifted youth, who are also an integral cog in the wheel of nation-building.”
Sukhmal Kumar Jain, Director (Marketing) at BPCL, shared his vision for the endeavour by stating, “This initiative while fostering inclusivity, unfolds many possibilities by providing these youth opportunities that they deserve. Empowering this vibrant demographic will not only strengthen our communities but also our nation. Let us rally together, accelerating this noble cause throughout our zone of influence.”
Recently, BPCL and Youth4Jobs formalised their partnership through a memorandum of understanding. Youth4Jobs, a respected organisation dedicated to empowering specially-abled youth and promoting their economic inclusion, is set to collaborate closely with BPCL to realise the shared goal of celebrating true equality.
As Silent Voices roars into action, breaking through the barriers of perception and prejudices, these incredible opportunities will empower youth, offering them unparalleled equality, empowerment, and dignity.