Govt will promote entrepreneurial, startup culture in J&K: LG

Jammu, Dec 9: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha Saturday said that the government would promote entrepreneurial and startup culture in Jammu and Kashmir.

An official spokesman in a statement issued here said that addressing the ‘Mahotsav 2023’ organised by Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir Economic Growth and Development Dialogue (LEAD) at Gulshan Ground, the LG reiterated the commitment of the J&K administration to promote entrepreneurial and startup culture in J&K.

He said that the ‘Vocal for Local’ initiative was full of dynamism and potential to put Jammu and Kashmir on a higher growth path

“In today’s age dominated by algorithms, entrepreneurs can upgrade their business and marketing skills in the promotion of unique local products. Under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the ‘Vocal for Local’ initiative is full of dynamism and potential to put the J&K on a higher growth path,” Sinha said.

Highlighting the growth potential of various sectors in J&K, he called upon young entrepreneurs to take advantage of new opportunities and strengthen the local to go global.

The LG appreciated the efforts of the team of professionals of the LEAD initiative who were working towards sustainable development of J&K and Ladakh.

“Flagship programmes like ‘One District One Product’ and ‘District Export Hub’ is providing opportunity to artisans, and agro-based industries to exploit the potential, increase the share of our exclusive products in growing global demand, and strengthen the brand positioning of unique crafts, he said.

Sinha said that the active participation of entrepreneurs during the two-day Mahotsav would become a source of inspiration for the aspiring youth of J&K.

On the occasion, the LG honoured the Veer Naris, family members of slain soldiers, and ex-servicemen.

He visited the stalls put up by government departments, SKUAST Jammu; Institute of Music and Fine Arts, University of Jammu (JU); Army; entrepreneurs; Farmer Producers Organisations, Cooperatives and Self Help Groups.

Major General Gaurav Gautam, GOC Tiger Division; Sunil Shah, Director LEAD; Lt Gen RK Sharma (Retd), Maj Gen SK Sharma (Retd), Brig Balbir Singh (Retd), and Col B S Mangotra (Retd) were also present on the occasion.

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