Entrepreneurs are job & wealth creators in an economy: J&K LG

Entrepreneurs are job & wealth creators in an economy: J&K LG

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Jammu, Feb 1 : In a boost to entrepreneurship and Silk Farming in the Jammu region, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu on Saturday emphasized the importance of entrepreneurship and exhorted the youth to learn from the success stories to make a difference.

After inaugurating the newly constructed State-of-the-art Administrative cum Faculty Block of the Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), besides a Government Silk Weaving Factory and Silk Filatures facility at Bari Brahamana in Samba District, the LG said that there is no dearth of talent and only a little hand-holding of the youth is required to give them a purposeful direction.

He advised the EDI officials to ensure advanced skill development and specialized training to the youth in consonance with the emerging requirements. While launching a book on the Success Stories of Entrepreneurs from Jammu and Kashmir, the Lt Governor appreciated the local entrepreneurs for scripting these success stories and felicitated them for achieving exceptional milestones in their respective ventures.

“You are the job creators and wealth creators. Government alone cannot sustain the economy; it is the entrepreneurs like you who drive the economic engine of a country," he added. The Lt Governor held that the dream of a 5 trillion USD economy will be a reality if the energy of youth is harnessed to its full potential. He also appreciated the executing agencies and the EDI for completion of this building in a record time, paving way for skill development and empowerment of the youth.

Meanwhile, the Lt Governor inaugurated Government Silk Weaving Factory and Government Silk Filatures at Bari Brahmana Jammu, which have been established with project cost of Rs 16.80 crores and Rs 6.64 crores respectively in a record time of about two years. The Lt Governor reiterated that the Government is committed to strengthening the socioeconomic fabric of J&K and is always open to the ideas which can take this march forward.

He said that the government is working tirelessly towards the welfare of the people and in the coming few months, a discernible change would be visible on the ground. (UNI)