Garuda Aerospace introduces Equality Drone Training program to empower 10 persons with disabilities Present at the launch of this initiative were Varsha Kukreti Augustine, Founder and CEO of AutoMicroUAS, and Dr. MJ Augustine Vinod, Group Captain (Retd), Garuda Aerospace Executive Director Mr.Vijaykumar, Garuda Aerospace Chief Operating Officer Mr.Shyamkumar.
The program will provide free-of-cost training, education, and skill development over a span of 10 days to persons with disabilities, kickstarting in Chennai. Present at the launch of this initiative are Varsha Kukreti Augustine, Founder and CEO of AutoMicroUAS, and Dr. MJ Augustine Vinod, Group Captain (Retd).
The program spans utilisation of drones across agriculture, surveillance and mapping, and e-commerce and delivery, thus equipping participants with skills required across a range of industries. The training is tailored to individuals depending on their disability to further empower them.
"Drone technology is becoming an integral part of businesses across categories. We are proud to be an enabler on their journey of self-reliance and financial independence. We have already welcomed 10 persons from Chennai and will soon begin rolling the program out across India with an aim to skill at least 10,000 persons by 2025.” said Mr.Vijaykumar, Executive Director of Garuda Aerospace.
“It has been a fantastic journey providing drone exposure to students with special needs since 2015. Creating an inclusive learning environment is crucial to ensuring that everyone has equal opportunities to learn and explore their potential. I am proud of how IDTA has shaped and continues to provide opportunities for students with special needs to explore their interests and talents in the world of drones.” said, Varsha Kukreti Augustine, Founder and CEO of AutoMicroUAS.