Pampore: Former Minister and MLA Raipur Domana, Bali Bhagat Friday said employment opportunities in the state are limited and youth need to develop confidence and be the risk-takers. He urged educated unemployed youth of the state to change their mindset and not hanker around government jobs only.
Bhagat was speaking as a Chief Guest at the day-long Entrepreneurship Awareness Program (EAP) held by Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) at Oasis Farms, Bhalwal Jammu for awareness regarding different State and Central government schemes being implemented by the institute.
More than 300 educated unemployed youth of block Balwal including sarpanchs participated in the awareness programme to take advantage of various central and state sponsored schemes implemented by the Institute, which would help them to establish employment generating ventures in different sectors of economy.
“Entrepreneurship is the only option to tackle unemployment of the job starved state of J&K,” he said and requested parents to revisit their thinking and support children in taking entrepreneurship as career.
Bhagat encouraged the youth to take benefit of various schemes being implemented by JKEDI and said that entrepreneurship is a viable and respectful career option. He further said that the school education system should be revamped in a way that would include entrepreneurship in the curriculum both at primary as well as secondary level. The legislator suggested holding frequent awareness camps throughout the state.