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• More than 10,000 college students and young professionals attend

• Successful business leaders share their success stories

• Nirani says Govt will provide necessary assistance to budding entrepreneurs

• Govt aims to create more than 10 lakh jobs during GIM in Nov 2022

Bengaluru, NFAPost: The Karnataka government’s effort to encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship among the youths received a solid response as more than ten thousand people including college students, graduates and budding entrepreneurs attended the daylong entrepreneurship workshop titled ‘Udyami Aagu, Udyoga Needu’ on Monday at Bengaluru Palace.

The programme is conceived at attracting professional youth and students to entrepreneurship and employment generation. The daylong programme aims to provide a platform to technical students, youngsters to directly interact with successful entrepreneurs, industry experts to gain knowledge, and learn the tricks of the trade.

Speaking at the inauguration of ‘Be an Entrepreneur, Become an Employer’ Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai said it is commendable that our State has always come up with innovative ways to help industries and the entrepreneur community by implementing various industry friendly policies and programs for investment, development and sustainability.

“With such unique initiatives, Karnataka has been regarded as an Industrial friendly and the most progressive State. Growth in research and development in every sector will be our priority in the future and the government shall emphasise on investment, employment and innovation. The State government is always interested in collaborating with new technologies. I believe in the power of youth and I urge the students to make the best use of the opportunity to become future entrepreneurs,” said Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai.

The Chief Minister also mentioned about Minister of large and medium scale Industry Murugesh R Nirani and Minister for Small scale industries MTB Nagaraj who have set an example for young aspirants as they started off humbly and made it big as successful industrialists themselves.

Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani who is instrumental in holding the workshop expressed happiness over huge participation.

“I urge our educated youths to make use of the both central and state government schemes and the facilities including subsidies to start businesses. We are providing necessary guidance and assistance to budding entrepreneurs including Dalit entrepreneurs to excel in business. We want them to become entrepreneurs and provide jobs to others rather than job-seekers,” Murugesh Nirani said.

Mentioning about the success stories of prominent business leaders in Karnataka, Murugesh Nirani said only hard work can result in success.

“There are examples of thousands of achievers who tasted success through their vision and hard work. Narayana Murthy and his wife Sudha Murthy achieved wouldn’t have started Infosys and provided jobs to 2 lakh engineers had they continued in their cushy jobs at TCS. Vijay Sankeshwar through his hard work turned his company as one of the biggest transport conglomerates in the world and provided jobs to thousands of people. They have become a source of inspiration for others,” Murugesh Nirani stated.

The Industries Minister said the government is making all the efforts to hold Global Investors Meet in November 2022 in a grand manner and aiming to create more than 10 lakh jobs.

Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai who inaugurated the daylong workshop praised Murugesh Nirani for his proactive steps to achieve progress in industrial sector. He said the government is working to make Karnataka no.1 investment destination in the world.

Former Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa applauded Murugesh Nirani’s efforts for helping college students to become entrepreneurs by holding a workshop and thereby pushing economic growth.

Speaking at the event, Karnataka Minister for IT & BT C N Ashwatha Narayana said the National Education Policy (NEP-2020) aspires to create an entrepreneurship culture in the country by enabling students to get project-based learning, experiential learning, service-learning, and vocational training.

“The policy will facilitate exposure of students to various professions at the primary level itself and added the policy which aspires to provide solutions to the problems of society is a big reformation and will make students industry-ready by the time they complete their courses,” said C N Ashwatha Narayana.

the Minister said the department of skill development has implemented 14 different programs to train the youth in skills.

“In addition to this, it is assisting thorough MoUs. It is providing necessary skill training and certification through RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning), focusing on training students in future skills such as DOT, Cyber Security, Data Entry, etc and providing mentorship for 200 promising entrepreneurs and is integrating employment seekers and employers through Skill Connect,” said C N Ashwatha Narayana.

He further told, self-employment activities are being promoted through livelihood supporting programs, and Skill Hub will be set in Ramanagara to make youth aware of the employment opportunities and to facilitate skill training.

The Minister also mentioned that land acquisition rules were simplified during the tenure of B.S.Yediyurappa as Chief Minister, to facilitate the establishment of industries.

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