Kupwara: Forty Seven young educated boys and girls sucessfully completed three-week-long entrepreneurship development training programme from Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI).
The candidates were trained at JKEDi district office Kupwara under self employment component of Himayat scheme implemented by the instutute, a path breaking initiative of Ministry of Rural Development, Governemtn of India, aimed at providing entrepreneurial skills for sustainable livelihood to youth of J&K and facilitate access to finance and support services to at least 50% of them.
The Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP), wherein 47 aspirants including three females attained business skills started on October 03 and concluded on October 26.
The training program was modeled for manufacturing and services sector and the aspiring entrepreneurs have chosen various innovative and modern activities to start their entreprenurial journey. Activities like Bee-keeping, Poultry farm, Advertising agency, Restaurant, Sheep & dairy farming, Manufacturing, Retail Shops, Dapartmental stores and boutiques.
Amina, an aspiring entrepreneur in the fresh batch said she aspires to launch her own brand of clothes and after training she is feeling more confident to fulfill her dream.
As part of training programme the participants hailing from Kupwara district were deputed for field visits and market survey as well. The educational qualification of most of the candidates varied from 8th to 11th standard within the age group of 18 to 35 years.
Another entrepreneur Aadil Rashid said, he was indebted to JKEDI for giving him opportunity and he believed that the three-week training is going to play important role in starting up an advertising agency.
A fresh EDP for aspiring entrepreneurs in the frontier district shall commence from November 9, 2015.
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