From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network
Bengaluru, Oct 11: The Karnataka Government’s efforts to encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship among the youth received a very good response with more than 10,000 people including college students, graduates and budding entrepreneurs attended the daylong entrepreneurship workshop titled ‘Udyami Aagu, Udyoga Needu’ at the Bengaluru Palace Grounds on Monday.
Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani expressed happiness over the huge participation.
"I urge our educated youth to make use of the both Central and State Government schemes and the facilities including subsidies to start businesses. We are providing necessary guidance and assistance to budding entrepreneurs including Dalit entrepreneurs to excel in business. We want them to become entrepreneurs and provide jobs to others rather than job-seekers," Nirani said.
Talking about the success stories of prominent business leaders in Karnataka, Nirani said only hard work can result in success.
"There are examples of thousands of achievers who tasted success through their vision and hard work. N R Narayana Murthy and his wife Sudha Murthy would not have started Infosys and provided jobs to 2 lakh engineers had they continued in their cushy jobs at TCS. Vijay Sankeshwar through his hard work turned his company as one of the biggest transport conglomerates in the world and provided jobs to thousands of people. They have become a source of inspiration for others," Nirani stated.
The Industries Minister said the State Government is making all the efforts to hold Global Investors Meet in November 2022 in a grand manner and aiming to create more than 10 lakh jobs.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, who inaugurated the daylong workshop, praised Murugesh Nirani for his proactive steps to achieve progress in industrial sector.
Bommai said the State Government is working to make Karnataka no.1 investment destination in the world.
Former Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa praised Murugesh Nirani’s efforts for helping college students to become entrepreneurs by holding a workshop and thereby pushing economic growth.
Some of the prominent business leaders, young entrepreneurs who have achieved great success in their businesses like Nithin Kamath, Founder and CEO, Zerodha; Aprameya Radhakrishna, Co-founder and CEO, Koo app; Gadhadar Reddy, CEO, NoPo Nanotechnologies; Chaitanya Adapa, Head -Credit, Udaan Capital; Vivekananda Hallekere, CEO, Co-founder, Bounce; Geetha Manjunath, Founder and CEO, Niramai Health Analytix; Madan Padaki, Co-founder, Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship; Subramanya SV, Co-founder and CEO, Fisdom; Rajkiran Rai G, MD and CEO, Union Bank of India shareed their experiences with youngsters and budding entrepreneurs.
“The ‘Udyami Aagu, Udyoga Needu’ (‘Be an Entrepreneur, Become an Employer’) programme is aimed at attracting youths towards entrepreneurship and job creation. Our aim is to provide a platform for our youngsters to become successful entrepreneurs. We want them to be job-providers instead of job-seekers. They will get the opportunity to meet and interact with successful business leaders,” Nirani said while addressing the reporters after overseeing the arrangements at the Bangalore Palace.
The workshop provides a platform for those who registered for this event directly interact with the successful entrepreneurs, gain knowledge and learn the tricks of the trade. There will be bankers and senior government officials who will provide necessary guidance and assistance to the budding entrepreneurs.
Small Scale Industries inister M T B Nagaraj, Higher Education and Skills Development, IT-BT Minister Dr C N Ashwath Narayan, Cooperation Minister S T Somashekhar, Mines and Geology Minister Halappa Achar and other prominent persons attended the workshop.
Kaigarika Adalat will be held on Tuesday, October 12 to help industrialists and other stakeholders to resolve their grievances on the spot. Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi will take part in the programme.