Giving wings to young women’s dream of becoming a commercial pilot, Honda
Motorcycle and Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. today announced project SAPNO KI
UDAAN – Honda’s unique CSR initiative on women empowerment.
Honda firmly believes that empowering women means strengthening nation
and it is with this philosophy Honda is supporting young females to pursue
commercial pilot training. Their journey towards becoming a commercial pilot
begins with Honda.
Announcing Honda’s biggest CSR initiative, Mr.
Harbhajan Singh, Director, General & Corporate Affairs, Honda Motorcycle
& Scooter India Pvt. Ltd. said, “As a responsible corporate
citizen, Honda 2Wheelers is always committed to bring a positive change in our
society. Gujarat is special for Honda 2Wheelers India as it is here we have
together covered a long journey of growth and development. Taking one step
further in our commitments, we are delighted to announce project SAPNO
KI UDAAN – Honda’s unique CSR initiative on women empowerment. Many of
the bright young women are not able to pursue their dreams due to lack of
financial support.Under this unique initiative, Honda will provide 100%
scholarship 20 deserving young females in becoming commercial pilots. We
believe that these young women would not only get into a highly respectable
profession but also inspire millions in realizing their power of dream.”
In India, percentage of women commercial pilots stands only around 12%.
Encouraging young women to pursue a highly respected profession, Honda has
announced its biggest CSR project SAPNO KI UDAAN. Honda is inviting all
girls from Gujarat, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Karnataka to apply in this
initiative. Honda will provide 100% scholarship to 20 females for their dream
of becoming a commercial pilot.
Supporting the deserving females in realizing their dream to become a
commercial pilot, Honda will empower them with this once in a lifetime
opportunity. Honda will bear the entire cost of training right from their
selection to training period of 18 months in one of India’s leading flying
school. Moreover, Honda will also assist them in getting a job as commercial
The final 20 girls will be selected based on an exhaustive selection
process. The selection would take merit and income level into the
consideration. Young women having scored more than 90% in Physics and
Mathematics in class 12th science under State Education Board will
be eligible to apply.
Further, the submitted applications would be screened based on different
parameters including achievements in co-curricular activities. Finally, a
written test, Medical test, Psychometric test, and a Technical assessment would
be carried out to select 20 most deserving female candidates. The girls,
proving their merit by qualifying the same, will thus get to avail special
training course, supported by Honda.
Candidates can apply online by submitting their documents (10th
and 12th mark sheets, scanned copy of recent photograph, email id,
and mobile number) on firstname.lastname@example.org. The application date starts tomorrow and closes on
About Honda’s Corporate Social Responsibility
As a responsible two-wheeler manufacturer, Honda 2Wheelers India’s
corporate social responsibility philosophy is aligned with United Nations’
Sustainable Development Goals. Over the years, Honda is contributing towards
women empowerment, community development, road safety promotion, environment
sustainability, rural sports, healthcare, education and skill development.
Under these 7 pillars, Honda’s CSR initiatives have benefitted nearly 40 lakh
Women empowerment: Under Project Unnati and Project Ummeed
Honda is providing Vocational training to women, making them self-reliant.
Honda has made difference in the lives of 3 lakh women in last 18 years of its
operation in India.
development: Under Project Jan Uthaan, Honda is developing
infrastructure including bus stands and shelters, public parks, overhead tanks.
Over 1.5 lakh people benefitted through this initiative.
promotion: As a responsible corporate, road safety is top
priority for Honda. Since 2001, Honda educated more than 29 lakh Indians on road safety and adopted 14 traffic parks in
Environment sustainability: Honda’s Project Harit
Udaan is not only providing livelihood to 153 families in 75 villages, but also increasing green coverage with
help of modern irrigation technologies.
Rural Sports: Encouraging youth at local level, Honda is developing
sports infrastructure in rural areas while developing stadiums, sports ground.
Honda is also training talented young players for Tennis, cycling etc.
Healthcare: Honda’s Aarogya Abhiyaan is providing medical
mobile vans, free cataract surgeries, dispensaries, medical tests, toilets for
community, aids to physically challenged.
Education and skill
development: Under Shiksha evam Kaushal
Vikas Abhiyan, Hondahas benefitted more than 1.15 lakh students.
Upskilling youth Honda is providing job oriented skill enhancement training at
its adopted 23 ITIs across India.