PAMPORE: After completing a three-week Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP), a batch of 63 aspiring entrepreneurs on Thursday passed from Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), Pampore.
The candidates were trained for entrepreneurship at the institute’s Pampore campus under Seed Capital Fund Scheme (SCFS) and Youth Startup Loan Scheme (YSLS) being implemented by JKEDI for entrepreneurship development in the state.
The training program was modeled for agri-allied and manufacturing and services sector and the aspiring entrepreneurs had chosen various activities like clinics, departmental stores, engineering consultancy, schools, manufacturing of readymade garments, trading and boutiques as their lines of activity, an official handout read.
The trained aspirants hailed the designed curriculum for the programme. An industrial visit and market survey of two days each was part of the training program. Candidates with varied educational qualifications like MBBS, MBA, B.Tech, post graduation and commerce graduates were part of the training program.
Speaking at the valedictory function, Director JKEDI, Dr M I Parray urged the trained aspirants to “remain steadfast” and to work hard to achieve what they dreamt of by choosing entrepreneurship as their career. He assured them of all possible help and support from the institute, to enable them establish their dream ventures and to earn a dignified livelihood.
“The purpose of existence of JKEDI is to serve the state especially, the educated unemployed youth,” Parray added.
EDP (training) is 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 EDP is generally aimed at providing lessons on skill development, performance improvement as well as business-cum-sector specific and self-development training to the participating youth.
In the next phase, the Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of the trained candidates shall be prepared by the institute for their respective activities, to be followed by preparation of financial appraisals and other related process for disbursement of funds to enable the trained candidates establish their business ventures, it added.