KL NEWS NETWORK
Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) Thursday held a feedback meeting of entrepreneurs sponsored by the institute under its different schemes
District Development Commissioner, Ganderbal Tariq Hussain Ganai was the chief guest on the occasion.
The feedback meeting was chaired by Director JKEDI, Dr M I Parray while Chief Programme Officer JKEDI, Dr Majid Manzoor Khan delivered the keynote address.
Well-known entrepreneur and CEO Rahim Motors, Abdul Hameed Bhat was the guest of honour for the meeting, an EDI statement said this evening.
The meeting aimed at redressing the grievances of entrepreneurs was attended by 40 budding as well as established entrepreneurs sponsored by JKEDI under its different entrepreneurship development schemes.
DC Ganderbal appreciated the budding entrepreneurs for taking the bold step and choosing entrepreneurship as their career path.
He interacted with the successful entrepreneurs of the district and urged them to be the role models for other educated unemployed youth of the district as well as the State of J&K.
The entrepreneurs shared their grievances with the District Development Commissioner regarding support needed from the line departments to start their ventures.
DD assured all possible support from the line departments to the budding entrepreneurs. He asked the JKEDI District Nodal Officer for Ganderbal to submit the list of grievances collectively to his office so that immediate and necessary directions are passed to the line departments for the redressal.
On the occasion, many successful entrepreneurs shared their experiences and contentment with their entrepreneurial ventures.
“Jehangir Nazir who runs Jehangir Textiles said the annual sales turnover of his wool carding and weaving has touched Rs 2 crore. Another successful entrepreneur involved in poultry rearing in Safapora area of Ganderbal district said the monthly sales turnover of his venture is Rs 5, 00,000,” the statement said.
In his keynote address, Chief Programme Officer JKEDI, Dr Majid Manzoor Khan briefed the participants about the post disbursement initiatives for budding entrepreneurs.
He assured all possible help to them and said, “Our relation with the entrepreneurs does not end after they finish training and start their ventures. In fact the journey starts from there.”
He also threw light on supply-demand gap especially in agri-allied sectors and urged the youth to make it an opportunity to earn.
Earlier in his address, CEO Rahim Motors shared his experiences as an entrepreneur with the participants. He narrated his struggle and hurdles he faced to become successful despite being a school dropout.
He encouraged the participating entrepreneurs to work hard and guard their credibility in the world of business and entrepreneurship.
Addressing the gathering, Dr M I Parray urged the participants to make best use of their capabilities and the facilities made available by the government through the institute.
“You are our honour. Today we are here only when you have achieved something. At least you have taken the right decision in your lives to make difference to the socio-economic status of the State,” Dr Parray told the participants. He urged the budding entrepreneurs to take forward the mission and do well to themselves as well as the society.
Certain issues related to J&K Bank and JKEDI were discussed threadbare in presence of the concerned officials. The participants were assured all possible help to redress their genuine grievances at the earliest.
JKEDI holds such meetings with its sponsored entrepreneurs from time to time to alleviate the genuine issues.