NYKS organize a collaborative Workshop on Startup India
Feb 06, 2017

UBIC (University Business Incubation Centre), CUJ organized a one day workshop in collaboration with Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) to mark Start up India campaign of Govt of India. The inaugural session of the event was graced by Shri Chander Prakash Ganga, Hon’ble Minister of Industry & Commerce for J&K State as Chief Guest., Prof Ashok Aima, honourable Vice Chancellor of Central University of Jammu, Major General (Retd.) Dilawar Singh, Director General of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan.

Speaking on the occasion, Sh. Shri Chander Prakash Ganga applauded the efforts of Central University of Jammu for promoting entrepreneurship across the region. He stressed that sustainable growth is possible only if we channelize the energy of our youth in right direction. Citing lively instances, the minister focused on innovation and entrepreneurship as the backbone for the growth of the nation. In his address, Prof. Ashok Aima, Vice Chancellor, CUJ, lauded the efforts of Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Minister GOI and Sh. Vijay Goel, Hon’ble Minister, Youth Affairs and Sports, GOI for their continuous efforts and support to promote Startup Indian Campaign across the region. He further informed the gathering that 12 incubates have been registered under UBIC and number on initiatives have been taken for sensitizing the students and faculties about entrepreneurship and various schemes of Govt. He further assured that the collaboration with Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan shall be formalized by signing MoU. Major General Dilawar Singh speaking on the occasion expressed his satisfaction on the efforts of UBIC and reiterated the importance of entrepreneurship for career development. He said that the skill India initiative and make in campaign can only be successful by promoting entrepreneurship. The Workshop was conducted by Farhad Acidwala, founder of Rockstah Media, investor and TEDx speaker. In his motivational session, Acidwala enthralled the audience by his experiences and encourage the young students to follow their dreams.

Earlier, Dr. Gourav Sehgal, Head Dept of Marketing and Supply Chain welcomed the august gathering and introduced the event icon, Farhad Acidwala. Present on the occasion were State Director Nehru Yuva Kendra, Jammu, Mr. Sukhdev Singh; Dy Director Nehru Yuva Kendra, Jammu, Mr. S.S. Khajuria., Mr T.K. Koul, Mr. Irtif Lone, Mr. Ved Sharma Officials of DIC, EDI, SBI lead bank, volunteers of NYKS, Heads, Deans and faculty of CUJ, students of CUJ and other institutions of State. Later, Dr. Jaya Bhasin, Chairperson, UBIC proposed a formal vote of thanks and the proceedings were coordinated by Ms. Mehak Mahajan, Dept of Animal and Plant Sciences.