Jarnail Singh hails ‘Start-Up’ Manipur scheme

STAFF REPORTER
IMPHAL, 20th Oct: Hailing state government’s ‘Start Up’ programme, Manipur University administrator Jarnail Singh has said the scheme is a good one taken up to increase of number of entrepreneurs.

Jarnail stated this while addressing the gathering at the opening function of ‘Startup Booth Camp’ at MIMS auditorium, MU campus on Saturday. The camp was jointly organised by MU's Centre for Entrepreneurship and Skill Development in coordination with MIMS and NIBIAA Consultancy Pvt Ltd under the aegis of Planning Department.

Attending as chief guest at the function, Jarnail Singh said that one needs to be courageous and be able to face risk in order to become a successful entrepreneur. Without these traits, one cannot taste success in any venture, he said, adding that entrepreneurs usually face a lot of risks and problems at initial stage but would be successfull if they were able to face these problems. He also appealed to budding entrepreneurs to concentrate on their works rather than merely attempting to procure fund from the government in the name of joining Start Up programme.

Successful entrepreneur and Babina Group of Companies chairman Dr Th Dhabali Singh, who was guest of honour at the function, pointed out that Manipur has high unemployment rate despite being a small state. The only alternative to solving unemployment problem in the state is self-employment, he said, adding that one needs to develop entrepreneurship skills to become a successful entrepreneur.

Elated over learning that over 4000 applications were submitted for the next phase of Start Up programme, Dr Dhabali said this shows that youth of the state have keen interest to become entrepreneur. Presided over by Centre for Entrepreneurship and Skill Development and MIMS director professor Ch Ibohal Meitei, the function was also attended by School of Social Sciences, MU dean professor N Lokendra Singh and director (Planning) Dr Th Munindro Singh as guests of honour.


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