Youth Entrepreneurship Festival in Ganderbal soon

GANDERBAL: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ganderbal, Shyambir today chaired a meeting, here on ‘Youth Entrepreneurship Festival’ to be held in the district.

In the meeting, a presentation was presented by Mahatma Gandhi National Fellow Ganderbal during which the DC was informed that by holding Youth Entrepreneurship Festival Ganderbal the District Skill Committee aims to achieve various objectives viz. developing entrepreneurial zeal among the youth by driving innovation based activities, making skill development an aspiration, thereby promoting Skill Entrepreneurship, Engagement of MSMEs via Skill Competitions, foster teamwork for successful Entrepreneurs in the district.

The meeting was informed that the District Skill Committee (DSC) Ganderbal aims to achieve these objectives by events like Idea Pitching, Idea Hunting Challenges, Employment Fair, Skill Competitions, Art and Craft Competitions, Guest Lecture by Entrepreneurship Experts and Sharing of Success Stories under the banner ‘Success Talks’.

Besides these activities, sports events and cultural events shall also be held which will showcase the local crafts and traditions.

The DC directed that mobilisation activities for the festivals should start as soon as possible and instructed all the participants in the meeting to advertise about the activities of the festival at large scale.

The Mobilisation and Counseling Sub-Committee of DSC was directed to hold workshops in all the institutions of Ganderbal for the success of the festival. It was further directed that the District Skill Committee shall design the format for accepting the entries for Idea Pitching Challenge and directed all the departments to motivate people for Idea Pitching in the festival for the maximum participation in the festival. The best ideas shall be filtered and trained for idea pitching on the final day of the festival.

Regarding Skill Competitions, the DC directed all the Institutions dealing with Skill Development activities to share the list of trades in which skill training has been imparted, therefore trade specific skill challenges may be organised and maximum participation may be encouraged in the festival. Moreover, an employment fair was also planned to be held as part of the event.

The festival has planned to hold the Entrepreneurship based Games which shall help in developing the affinity for Entrepreneurship in school and college going students. The activity-based learning in the form of games shall help the students to simulate the Entrepreneurship environment.

Indian Institute of Management Jammu, academic partner for Ganderbal Entrepreneurship Festival, was asked to provide expertise to make these activities a success.

The DC fixed the roles and responsibilities among the departments with strict instructions and deadlines. Further, all the departments were directed to work in convergence to make the festival a grand success.

The meeting was attended by Additional District Development Commissioner, Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani; State Resource Associate, MGNF, IIM Jammu; members of District Skill Committee Ganderbal, heads of departments implementing livelihood creation schemes, Training Partners and Project Implementing Agencies implementing Skill Development Schemes.


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