Director Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), Ajaz Ahmad Bhat (IAS) on Tuesday visited district Ganderbal and took a detailed review of activities to be undertaken in Jan Abhiyan and ‘Back to Village’ programme phase IV (B2V4).
The Director reviewed the set targets for Jan Abhiyan and B2V4 for the Institute and stressed on an all inclusive and a vigorous approach towards involving all sections of the society. He directed the officers to organize public outreach programs at grass root levels involving panchayats and various social groups in the villages with a proper synergy with all the concerned line departments.
The Director also inaugurated a 10-Day Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) conducted by JKEDI district Centre, Ganderbal. The programme is conducted under Tejaswini livelihood scheme at Boys Hr. Secondary School, Ganderbal. This scheme is a special endeavour of Mission Youth, Government of Jammu and Kashmir.
The District Nodal Officer, Ganderbal, Nazia Shafi welcomed the Director and the participants. During the programme, Dr. Meiraj-Ud-Din Bhat, Faculty and Incharge trainings, JKEDI gave an overview of employment scenario and the need for capacity building. Vishal Ray, Faculty/Incharge Startup Policy talked about the startup scenario of the Union Territory.
In his address, Director JKEDI stressed upon the need to choose an appropriate business venture which is high in demand around the area like Dairy, Sheep farming, Fashion Technology and related services. Utilization of local raw material can enhance the viability of the venture. He further said that one must become a smart marketeer and use social media and digital platforms for promotion of business. He added that there is a need to incorporate entrepreneurship as a subject right from school level. He also pointed out that Youth empowerment is the focus of the current government under the leadership of Shri Manoj Sinha, Lt. Governor of J&K.
Ghulam Hassan Sheikh, Vice Principal of Boys Hr. Secondary School, Arif Ahmad Khan, Communication Officer JKEDI and Mrs Rafiya, Career Counselling Officer were also present on the occasion. The EDP is coordinated by Abdul Rouf Khan, Assistant Faculty and Ms. Syed Nazneen Assistant Faculty is the Trainer for the program.