Fresh initiatives to prove game-changer for JK’s education sector: Akhtar

‘Need to promote local localized business models to encourage youth to be entrepreneurs’

Jammu and Kashmir News

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 11: Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar Tuesday said the education system in J&K should be enabler of abilities and creativity. He said need is to script a new story and break loose of the clichés to address the problem of unemployment through promotion of local entrepreneurship models.


The Minister said this while speaking at a function organised at Jammu & Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI) in connection with the launch of innovative concept copy, ‘C-Copy’, a product of a local entrepreneur, Muddassar Khan.

MLA Dooru, Farooq Andrabi, Director JKEDI, M I Parrey, various dignitaries and local entrepreneurs were present on the occasion.

Addressing the well-attended gathering, the Minister said creative mindset, ability to learn, craftsmanship, entrepreneurial skills has remained a legacy of our forefathers and we must promote these inherited qualities which reflect in our products like the Kashmiri shawls and other handicrafts. He further said Kashmir’s identity besides other things, is also the genius of its forefathers who gave masterpieces through their creativity to the world and brought recognition to the place, which has been a seat of learning in the past.

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