Through entrepreneurship the potential of the State’s rich natural resources can be harnessed

Shillong, August 24: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Tuesday said that through entrepreneurship the potential of the State’s rich natural resources can be harnessed.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony of Cohort-1 entrepreneurs and on-boarding ceremony of Cohort-2 entrepreneurs, selected under CM’s E-Championship, at Tree House Tura, the Chief Minister said that the Govt is committed to promote entrepreneurs and create an enabling environment of opportunities.

He said that through E-Championship, the Govt has been able to bring to the fore passionate youth, who were keen to pursue careers in entrepreneurship.  He said that in the last two years, the State Govt has successfully uncovered the potential and skills of young people through the programme that has empowered them to take on the challenge of entrepreneurship.

“We have conceptualised the E-Championship Challenge to provide a platform for our entrepreneurs who have the passion but due to lack of opportunities were unable to upscale their business entities.

Through this programme, we have identified the best business ideas, and have helped them to upscale their venture. We are providing mentorship and incubation to enale them to take a new leap in their entrepreneurial journey,” he said.

During the event, two noted entrepreneurs from Assam shared their experience on their entrepreneurial journey. Bhanu Pratap from Northeast Farm Sales Promotion and Ranjith Baruah from Aromica Tea shared their experience on their entrepreneurial journey.

They gave presentation of their products and enlightened the audience on the diversity of agriculture and horticulture produces and how right packaging and marketing has enabled them to take their products to different national and international markets.

The entrepreneurs from CM’s E-Championship 2020 batch Cohort -1 shared their experiences during the conclave and expressed their gratitude to the Govt. They said that through the programme they were supported financially as well as technically to take forward their enterprises.

Most of the graduates from the programme had happy memories to share. They said that such programme initiated by the Govt will promote entrepreneurs and youth talent of the State. The graduates were also given E-Championships Award by the Chief Minister during the conclave.



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