Naeem for developing entrepreneurial skills among youth

SRINAGAR: Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar, Tuesday, said the education system in J&K should enhance the abilities and creativity of our youth.

The minister was speaking at a function organized at the Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) in connection with the launch of innovative concept copy, ‘C-Copy’, a product of a local entrepreneur, Muddassar Khan.

He said the time was ripe to script a new story to address the problems of the unemployment through promotion of local entrepreneurship models.

Addressing a well-attended gathering, Naeem said that a creative mindset, ability to learn, craftsmanship, entrepreneurial skills have remained a legacy of our forefathers and we must promote these inherited qualities which reflect in our products like the Kashmiri shawls and other handicrafts.

He added that Kashmir’s identity besides other things is also the genius of its forefathers who gave masterpieces through their creativity to the world and brought recognition to the place, which has been a seat of learning in the past.

Earlier Director JKEDI, speaking on the occasion gave an overview of the activities of the institute and its various schemes to encourage entrepreneurship among the local youth.

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