Women contributing immensely towards nation development: Advisor Bhatnagar

Addresses valedictory session of IIM Rohtak for J&K students

SRINAGAR, JUNE 21: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, today addressed the valedictory session of month long internship programme conducted by IIM Rohtak for the girl polytechnic students of Jammu and Kashmir.

The internship programme was jointly organised by Skill Development Department of Jammu and Kashmir and IIM Rohtak in which 94 girl students of Government Polytechnic Colleges of Srinagar and Jammu participated from 21st May to 21st June, 2023.

Addressing the participants and organisers virtually, Advisor Bhatnagar said this important training programme was aimed to inculcate the idea of innovation, incubation and entrepreneurship among the girl students who form the basis of any developing society. He said, “Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing a new dawn, a dawn of peace, development and growth and women folk need to play a leading role in this dawn”.

The Advisor further highlighted that the present LG led administration in Jammu and Kashmir is empowering women and several initiatives like Tejaswani, Hausla, UMEED, and others have been started by the government to uplift the women of J&K.

Speaking on different aspects of internship programme, Advisor Bhatnagar stated that it is delightful to witness remarkable progress, motivation and confidence exhibited by these talented young women while giving their feedback about the course. He added that skills and business acumen of these girls learnt during this training programme will help them develop their entrepreneurial journey.

During the valedictory session, several participants also spoke and shared their experiences on this internship programme.

Pertinently, during the month long internship training module, the participants were given training in different aspects of entrepreneurship like introduction to entrepreneurship and business management, opportunity assessment, identifying markets, needs, and planning, pitching the idea, testing and prototyping, Business registration and understanding Indian business laws.

The participants of the programme were also given an opportunity to interact with IIM faculty, guest speakers from various business sectors besides visiting business sites and get hands on knowledge on functioning of various businesses. Moreover, each participant will also be given an opportunity to submit a start-up project and the best project to be selected by IIM faculty will be fully funded by the institute.