Panel discusses role of mentors
One possible way to address youth unemployment is to support young people in creating their own businesses, Governor Banwarilal Purohit said.
“They (entrepreneurs) have the interest and potential to become self-employed. Hence, encouraging entrepreneurship in young people is an important way of harnessing their enthusiasm, energy and ambition to contribute to economic development,” he said while addressing budding entrepreneurs at the International Mentoring Summit, “Empowering Young Grampreneurs to Create Jobs” organised by the Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust (BYST) in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
The Governor quoted the World Bank’s World Development Report 2013, which mentions that around 600 million new jobs will be required in the next 15 years to support a growing workforce. “In India alone, the facts and figures on growing unemployment are truly staggering,” he said.
“Our aim is to take as many ideas and convert them into thriving businesses,” she added...Read more
Source web page: The Hindu