SUHAIL RATHER :
The Department of Labour Employment and Counseling Centre (DE&CC) Bandipora in collaboration with the Degree College Bandipora Saturday organized an awareness programme on various employment generating schemes at the Degree College Bandipora here.
On the occasion, awareness regarding various self-employment generating schemes and other benefits under implementation across the district was raised among the participants by the officers and officials from various line departments.
The speakers urged upon unemployed youth to come forward and avail benefits under various schemes being implemented by line departments.
The participants were informed that the unemployed youth should register themselves and submit their choice of business unit they are interested in with the Employment and Counseling Center, which will scrutinize and filter the applications and forward the same to various departments.
Career Counseling officer DE&CC Bandipora, Saima Bhat highlighted the importance of Career Counseling in shaping the future of students.
She deliberated on career opportunities for graduates in terms of higher studies, government and private jobs and entrepreneurship.
She added that providing sustainable livelihood opportunities to the unemployed youth is among top most priority of the Lieutenant Governor led administration.
She stressed on youth to work hard and learn to make themselves physically and mentally prepared to meet any challenges in their lives with strength and fight out unemployment with a positive mindset.
Saima asked youth to come forward and avail the maximum benefits of self-employment schemes like ‘Mumkin’ launched by the Government which have been designed specially for their sustainable livelihood.
She highlighted the initiatives and welfare schemes launched by the Government and also threw light upon the objectives and benefits of Mumkin & Tejaswini Schemes and stressed upon youth to take advantage of these livelihood generation schemes to become self-reliant and provide employment to others.
Saima informed that 5520 educated unemployed youth including 2420 Post-graduates have registered themselves with district employment and counselling centres till date. The programme was attended by other officers from Bandipora also.
The programme was organized to impart entrepreneurial skills to the students of the Degree College in Bandipora District where the students were suggested how to explore and innovate to start their initiatives, Saima Bhat CCO DE&CC said.
They were also informed about other techniques as well. The initiative is a step towards transforming how our youth look at building their future in the world of possibilities, Bhat added.
Principal Degree College Bandipora & Assistant Labour Commissioner Bandipora informed about other techniques as well.
Theh also threw light upon the objectives and benefits of Mumkin & Tejaswini Schemes and stressed upon youth to take advantage of these livelihood generation schemes.
Among others the programme was attended by all line departments and a large number of unemployed educated youth.