GUWAHATI, March 6 - The Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust (BYST) in collaboration with Employment Generation Mission (EGM), Govt of Assam and CII, organised a road show on youth entrepreneurship in the Vivekananda Kendra auditorium at Uzanbazar on Friday.
The road show showcased the achievements created over the last three years by BYST in Assam and also enlightened the youths of upper Assam on the opportunities of turning their ideas into viable businesses and helping them not only to earn their livelihood, but also to create employment.
Jina Borthakur from the Special Projects Team, BYST-Assam, inaugurated the road show and the exhibition and welcomed the participants.
PK Chowdhary, former additional chief secretary, Labour & Employment, Assam, gave a brief overview of BYST. He spoke on the need for entrepreneurship development among the youths in the State.
Sanjib Kakoti, a BYST mentor, spoke about the mentoring support offered by BYST to its entrepreneurs. He termed value addition as the most important and decisive factor for a good market development, which in turn offered further growth of the business.
Dikumoni Saikia, an entrepreneur supported by BYST and who is successfully doing her business in Assamese jewellery manufacturing process under the brand name �Aa Alankar� in Guwahati, thanked BYST and gave a brief description of her products.
S Deka, Deputy Director, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), briefed the gathering on the support offered by his department in the business development process in the states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya. He added that the business incubation centres in some educational institutions helped in converting the business ideas to commercially viable products.
AJ Saikia, Sr Manager, Assam Gramin Vikas Bank, appreciated the mentoring support process of BYST. He suggested to all concerned to guide the unsuccessful participants applying for loans so that they emerge with better and viable projects.
The road show also exhibited some beautiful products made by the entrepreneurs of BYST. The products displayed were imported from different locations of Assam and the country.