Srinagar: Chief Faculty Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneur Development Institute, Dr. Majid Manzoor Khan on Wednesday said “entrepreneurship is the key to tackle increasing unemployment in the State of Jammu and Kashmir and youth have a ‘key role’ to play”.
He said while speaking in an awareness program based on theme ‘Youth Empowerment- Let’s be Self Sufficient’ at Government Degree College for Women in Pulwama.
Khan encouraged the participant females to take full advantage of the initiatives of the government for women entrepreneurship.
He informed the participants that the government has established separate centers for women entrepreneurship both in Jammu and Srinagar and the educated women should take advantage of it.
The programme was attended by over 100 women who have passed out of the college and some outgoing students of the college participated in the program.
Chief Faculty JKEDI, Dr. Majid Manzoor Khan, Principal Government Degree College for Women, Pulwama, Syed Farooq Andrabi, faculty members of JKEDI and the college were present on the occasion.
During the program the participants were made aware of different entrepreneurship development and self-employment generation schemes being implemented by JKEDI with special reference to women entrepreneurship.
In his address Principal of the college appreciated the efforts of JKEDI and said the college in collaboration with the JKEDI District Centre, Pulwama will try to form a separate centre within the campus which will be managed by the students themselves so that those seeking jobs get a chance to become job providers.