KARGIL: The three-week training program of Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) on Monday concluded at Kargil. 43 candidates including 11 females successfully completed the training program which started earlier in December last year at JKEDI District Centre, Kargil.
The Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) was conducted by the institute under Himayat Self Employment scheme for the educated unemployed youth of the area in the age group of 18-35 years so as to enable them earn their livelihood, an official handout read.
The candidates have chosen varied range of activities as their potential business ventures. The trained candidates shall be provided financial linkage under Term Loan scheme of National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC), the handout read.
The three-week EDP was modelled for manufacturing, services and agri-allied sectors so as to enable the aspirants choose from a range of entrepreneurial activities viable in their respective areas.
Chief Executive Councilor (CEC), Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Kargil, Kachoo Ahmed Ali Khan was the Chief Guest on of the valedictory function and Political Advisor to CEC, LAHDC Kargil, Ladakh Haji Mohammad Shafi was the Guest of Honour. Deputy Director Employment Kargil, District Officer KVIB, Kargil and district officers from different line departments were also present on the occasion.
In his address Kachoo lauded JKEDI for organising such programs and providing employment opportunities to the unemployed youth of Ladakh. He emphasised that there was an immediate need for entrepreneurship and skill development in the state and urged the participants to become job-creators and not-seekers. He further added that there were various opportunities and resources to be tapped in Kargil.
Haji Mohmmad Shafi in his address also encouraged the participants of the training program. District Nodal Officer JKEDI (Kargil, Ladakh), Yash Paul in his welcome address highlighted various schemes being implemented by JKEDI for employment generation and entrepreneurship development. On the occasion some entrepreneurship enthusiasts also shared their views regarding the training provided by JKEDI.
EDPs (training) are part of the institute’s ongoing process to reach every nook and corner of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and equip the unemployed youth with life sustainable business skills. The EDPs are aimed at providing lessons on skill development, performance improvement as well as business-cum-sector specific and self-development training to the participating youth, the handout further read.
The trained aspirants hailed the training curriculum which they said “has given them confidence” to start their entrepreneurial journey. The unemployed youth, who are all set to start their entrepreneurial journey, said they expect further hand holding by JKEDI once they start their business ventures, it added.