Mangaluru: The ‘Udyami Aagu, Udyoga Needu’ (‘Be an Entrepreneur, Become an Employer’), a unique programme aimed at attracting youth to entrepreneurship and the Kaigarika Adalat (redressal of industrial issues) will be inaugurated by Minister for Large and Medium Industries Minister Dr. Murugesh R. Nirani on Thursday May 12. The programme is organised by Karnataka Udyog Mitra, and Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Karnataka.
The objective of organising the programme in Mangaluru is to provide a platform for the youngsters to become successful entrepreneurs. The workshop provides an opportunity for the youth of Mangaluru to meet and interact with successful business leaders and entrepreneurs. The idea is to make them be job providers instead of job seekers.
Addressing the mediapersons at a press conference on Wednesday May 11 at the office of the Department of Industries and Commerce, Karnataka Udyog Mitra Managing Director Doddabasavaraju said, “The programme is a brainchild of Large and Medium Industries Minister, Dr. Murugesh R Nirani, and is a beneficial platform for the budding entrepreneurs and professional students, who have completed ITI, engineering, and MBA. The unique entrepreneurship programme is being organised under the leadership of the Minister who believes in encouraging and empowering the youth to be self-reliant. The idea is to inspire the youth to take up entrepreneurship and create job opportunities rather than seek jobs elsewhere. Being a successful industrialist himself, Dr. Murugesh R. Nirani is an idol for all budding entrepreneurs.”
“The daylong motivational programme shall provide a platform for technical students and budding entrepreneurs to directly interact with successful entrepreneurs and gain knowledge. Experts from various sectors and senior government officials will provide the necessary guidance and assistance. The event shall also host motivational sessions for the participants.”
Around 5000 students from various colleges in Mangalore and revenue regions, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi are expected to take part in the programme through video conferencing, he added.
This programme is not limited to a day, but through the programme, we aim to reach out to at least 50,000 students from 2 to 3 centers in every district. An online programme will be conducted for those students. About 40 to 50 hrs of an online training programme will be held for the registered students, he said.
“Selected 10,000 students will get handheld support and 3 days of in-house training with experts like Wipro, Infosys, and other sectors of their interest. In the next phase, about 2000 interested students will be allotted mentors to guide them through their initiatives. In the final stages, the department would support them through the relevant schemes and we expect at least 1000 members to turn out to become entrepreneurs.”
The ‘Udyami Aagu, Udyoga Needu’ programme received an overwhelming response and attracted huge participation from the students in Bengaluru and Kalaburagi. More than 10,000 students, especially from the rural areas have participated and benefitted so far from this unique entrepreneurship programme. Initially, the ‘Udayami Aagu Udyama Needu’ programme was kick-started by Chief Minister Basavaraja Bommai in Bengaluru on October 11, 2021. Inspired by the success of the programme held in Bengaluru, a similar programme was held in Kalburgi, Belgaum, and Mysuru recently.
Gokul Das Nayak, Joint Director, Department of Industries and Commerce, Mysore, H. M. Srinivas, Additional Director (MSMS & PP), Ramanand Nayak, CEO, Tecsok, were present at the press meet.
The entrepreneurship programme will be followed by the ‘Kaigarika Adalat’ (Industrial Court) which is a unique initiative to help industrialists and other stakeholders to resolve their grievances on spot.
The Adalat will be chaired by Dr. Murugesh R. Nirani, and senior officers of the Industries and Commerce Department. Grievances and queries from the industrialists will be addressed from multiple departments including KIADB, KSSIDC, KSPCB, Labour, Factories and Boilers, Urban Development, Municipal Administration, and Fire Department. With such unique initiatives, the State is stepping to a further level in maintaining an industrial relationship.