KL NEWS NETWORK
Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) in collaboration with Director General Foreign Trade (DGFT) and Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO), New Delhi Wednesday organized a seminar on promotion of international trade.
The seminar titled “Energizing Entrepreneurs” was held at JKEDI Pampore campus and witnessed participation of over 120 people most of them businessmen from Kashmir valley. The event was part of JKEDI’s process to nurture entrepreneurial culture in the Jammu & Kashmir, an institute statement said this evening.
The seminar was inaugurated by Financial Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Department of Industries and Commerce, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai. On the occasion he also launched JKEDI’s Annual Report 2013-14 and a special edition of Kashmir Life weekly news magazine carrying prominent success stories of JKEDI sponsored entrepreneurs.
He lauded the institute’s role in promoting entrepreneurship and urged the participants to seize the opportunities available worldwide. He said, “If you have an idea, dedication and patience, you can create wealth for the nation.”
Ganai termed the entrepreneurs as “blood in the body of a nation.”
Welcoming the guests Director JKEDI, Dr M I Parray urged participants to promote Kashmir trade in international market and assured the entrepreneurs of providing required assistance in future as well.
Director General and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), FIEO, Ajay Sahai delivered the keynote address on the occasion. In his address he said that India targets 900 billion dollars exports in next three years and need of the hour is to increase manufacturing with maintaining standards of quantity as well.
He also suggested the state of J&K of creating raw material depository for artisans and facilitating involvement of international designers for innovation in Kashmir art.
The occasion was also graced by Joint Director General of Foreign Trade, Dr Amiya Chandra who gave a detailed presentation, about possibilities and challenges of international trade.
The representatives of Kashmir Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI), Federation Chamber of Industry Kashmir (FCIK), Kashmir Food Processors Association (KFPA) and JKEDI sponsored entrepreneurs were also present on the occasion.
The participants (both existing and potential exporters) from Kashmir valley gained knowledge about process of international trade and understood need of promoting local potential products to the world.