Ramban: Director Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) Ajaz Ahmad Bhat Saturday interacted with aspiring female entrepreneurs at the valedictory function of Entrepreneurship Development Programme (EDP) organised for Tejaswini scheme beneficiaries by the JKEDI district centre Ramban.
A statement of JKEDI issued here said that the scheme was a special endeavour of Mission Youth, Government of J&K provisioning financial assistance to young women for setting up gainful self-employment ventures suited to their skills, training, aptitude, and local conditions.
Bhat stressed the need for inclusive growth through women empowerment and inclusion of tribal, backward, and border populations in nation-building as envisaged by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha.
A one-day Entrepreneurship Awareness Programme (EAP) was also organised by the JKEDI in collaboration with the ITI at Ramban.
Bhat presided over the event. In his address, he discussed the current economic situation of J&K and how entrepreneurship could revolutionise J&K’s development.
“Such awareness programmes are being organized by JKEDI as part of its efforts to create mass awareness among the educated youth in the far-flung areas of J&K about the realities of the labour market in J&K and the scope for entrepreneurship and self-employment across various sectors,” he said.