SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) on Wednesday launched its boot camp series for Kashmir division with first programme at Government Degree College (Boys), Pulwama.
This camp was the first among the series of boot camps which will be conducted in all the districts of the Kashmir division in the coming days under the startup policy of the Government of Jammu & Kashmir for which JKEDI has been designated as the nodal agency.
The main objective of organising these boot camps is to bring mass awareness about the startup policy and to inculcate spirit of innovation among the youth in order to give flip to the conversion of innovative ideas into profitable business ventures, an official handout read.
A large number of youth, especially students, from different parts of the district had gathered on the occasion to be part of the camp.
Additional DC Pulwama, Choudhary Muhammad Yaseen, was the chief guest on the occasion. In his address, he said these camps would be beneficial for the youth developing a business sense among the budding entrepreneurs of the district. “The students present here should take these kinds of programs seriously to become capable and skilled, which will help them to earn their livelihood in the future,” the ADC said.
On the occasion, Project Manager JKEDI, Syed Firdoos, shared the action plan of the startup policy with the participants that offers handholding and funding support along with other incentives, industry-academia partnership and incubation, etc.
Consultant at JKEDI, Sheikh Fayaz highlighted the innovations and motivated the youth present on the occasion through his speech to come forward and to share ideas with JKEDI, the handout added.