He is an electrical engineer by profession and a social worker by passion. A resident of Golconda, Mohammed Mannanullah Khan, alias Engineer Mannan Khan, has made it his mission to conduct job melas for people, especially in old parts of the city, to ensure they get a job in line with their education.
More specifically, his mission involves finding jobs for people who lost their jobs during the COVID pandemic. Mannan Khan, as he is popularly known, is a BTech graduate from a private college in Bandlaguda. He has been organizing job melas for the past six months. With help and support from well-known personalities of the city and the active participation of companies, Mannan had organized 16 job fairs in the city so far.
His story began when Mannan noticed that COVID impacted the lives of many from diverse backgrounds, and as many lost their jobs, they were desperately in search of one. Though initially, Mannan tried to help by supplying dry rations to the families, many youths requested him to help them get a job instead. However, once he started helping them, he realized that many were willing to do any job irrespective of their qualification. He recollects how some post-graduates did not mind taking up jobs as food delivery executives.
So, he thought of putting up job melas to help people find jobs that suited their qualifications and capabilities. In September last year, he started his first job mela, and has been continuing to do so until now. Mannan says in the job fairs conducted so far, 1000 candidates got selected so far in different companies.
That's not all. Mannan also conducts counseling sessions for those seeking jobs so that they can get into fields suitable for them. Mannan has various participating companies in different segments such as IT/ITES firms, financial institutions, security, automobile, food delivery, courier companies, and others. However, in the first mela, only 20 companies had participated. After knowing that he was doing so free of cost, other companies started to participate.
Usually, the job melas are held in older parts of the city like Tolichowki, Nampally, Attapur, Shamshabad, and Golconda.