SRINAGAR: A session on skill development and entrepreneurship for women was held on Saturday at the ongoing four-day ‘Poash Wahraat’ event at Institute of Hotel Management, Srinagar.
The session included a presentation from J&K Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) highlighting the different avenues of skill development meant for women in terms of employability and income earning opportunities, read an official handout.
The ‘Poash Wahraat’ event is being organised by POASH, a non-political, women-centric initiative focused on women empowerment in the valley and providing platform for women entrepreneurs and business houses to showcase their products and highlight their accomplishments.
The four-day event includes an exhibition of 30 different entrepreneurs of the valley, cultural shows, musical programs, Kaarigar mela – presented by different artisans of the valley, Hunar – job mela, Baithak – a women conclave and Kashur bazaar by school students.
“Early skill development of youth in schools and colleges is the need of the hour. Skill Development programs meant for women are aimed to provide skills and confidence to women and help them to achieve economic and social independence,” an official of JKSDM said.
Organiser of the event Asma Wali said, “The platform will provide an opportunity for interested young and budding entrepreneurs to learn from the success, experiences and challenges faced by various skill and entrepreneurship development stakeholders.”
The session was attended by representatives from JKSDM, women entrepreneurs, students and various skill development stakeholders.