Across the country, ex-servicemen have found a new way to serve their communities and cities by partnering with Uber. This Independence Day, it is with pride that we salute the men who served our country and now continue to serve you, everyday.
“I am not a driver for Uber, I am the foundation of Uber”
After 18 years of service in the Military Police, Nagendran C enjoys the respect with which he is treated as an Uber partner and the quality of passengers he ferries across Bangalore everyday. In his words, ‘I am not a driver for Uber, I am a pillar for Uber, I am the root’. Nagendran has one daughter and two sons – one of whom is in the process of becoming an Uber partner himself.
“Uber has given me great Independence in every aspect of daily life, economically, in my thoughts and experiences.”
Having served in India Navy for 15 years, and working with several other organisations in last 18 years, Narpat gets an utmost sense of satisfaction when ending his day driving on Uber. He has enjoyed his time and feels great independence in every aspect of his life since with Uber. For him the best part of driving on Uber is the quality of riders and the respect he gets every day taking them across Jaipur
“I am proud to serve the people of Kolkata with the smartest means of transportation”
Sujit has served the borders from 2002 – 2012 across states of Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal and Punjab. He started his travel agency after his service to the nation and joined Uber in February, 2015. He feels that the stringent quality measures at Uber remind him of the discipline in the army. His son studies in one of the most reputed schools in Kolkata and he dreams to see his son as an Army General.
“Uber has changed my life and given me a re-birth – I feel alive again!”
Having served 20 years in the Armed Forces and another 20 years in the Punjab Police, Uttam now finds himself doing what he loves the most – driving. The love for the wheels got this 61 year old to Uber and he thanks his friend who introduced him to Uber for turning his life around. From relying on a meagre pension of seven thousand a month he now makes that kind of money in a few days. He says the sense of security that Uber has offered him and his family, he shall forever be grateful.
‘Partnering with Uber has given me financial independence and I can now fund my son’s education in UK’
C.N. Reddy served in the Indian Air Force for 15 years and then went on to drive at APSRTC for 10 years. Since then, he bought his own car and continues to pursue his love for driving – with Uber.
“Representing the Uber brand through my service is a responsibility I take seriously. If we give the customers a good service, they will love the Uber experience”
Karthikeyan, our partner in Uber Coimbatore served the Indian Army in the harsh region of Kupwara, J & K. Despite several trials over many years after his return, he just wasn’t able to strike the right chord and settle into a satisfactory routine with less financial anxiety. He heard about Uber long before we launched in Coimbatore and joined us without a second thought. Today, Karthikeyan is independent and more importantly has complete control over his own life. He can focus on his work and spend quality time with his family without stressing over what the future holds.
“I work for Uber because it enables me to follow the discipline that has been a part of my life for so long.”
Arun spent 26 years of his life in the military. Post retirement he tried to work for a corporate job but did not get the satisfaction and a sense of ownership. Starting with a small car, today, Arun drives his own Innova with Uber and has been able to give quality education to his children. One of his sons is a BMS doctor, other a CA final student and his daughter, an Assistant Engineer with the electricity board.
Here’s wishing them and all of you a very Happy Independence Day. Jai Hind!
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