PAMPORE: Continuing with its drive to create mass awareness among the educated unemployed youth of the state, the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) on Thursday organised entrepreneurship awareness programmes (EAPs) in far-off places of north Kashmir and in Rajouri district of Jammu division in which over 800 youth participated.
In Kupwara, the awareness programme was held at Tangdar in which 350 local youth were made aware of different schemes being implemented by JKEDI. Another EAP at Kupwara Town was held in collaboration with Wyath Services Private Limited while in Baramulla the awareness programmes were conducted in village Archandarhama, Singhpora, Daslipora and Rizvi Stop Magam. More than 400 youth participated in these programmes.
According to an official handout, the participants were briefed about the unemployment scenario in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The youth were urged to come forward and to avail the opportunities for entrepreneurship development and self-employment being provided by JKEDI.
The programmes in District Kupwara were conducted by JKEDI Regional Coordinator (Trainings), Kashmir, Arif Ahmad Khan, District Nodal Officer, Muhammad Nauman, and Office Associate, Umar Amin. In Baramulla, the EAP series was conducted by District Nodal Officer, Waseem Ahad. Meanwhile, an awareness programme was also conducted in Rajouri in collaboration with Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK) at Common Facility Centre, Rajal. More than 60 unemployed youth participated in the programme coordinated by District Nodal Officer, Sayeem Rafiq and Communication Associate, Faheem u din Malik, read the handout.