Kathua youth will be among contributors in making India ‘Vishwa Guru’: Jitendra

Kathua youth will be among contributors in making India ‘Vishwa Guru’: Jitendra

Jammu: Stating that because of its resource richness with diversity as well as its geographical location, district Kathua is destined to be North India’s StartUp destination, Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that the youth of this belt would be among the great contributors towards making India a ‘Vishwa Guru’.

”The next 25 years are very crucial for this country and when India would be celebrating its 100 years of independence in 2047, the youth of Kathua would be among the great contributors towards making India a ‘Vishwa Guru’,” Dr Singh said while addressing a public rally after inaugurating North India’s first Industrial Biotech Park at Ghatti in Kathua district.

Dr Singh also said that this is a historic day for Kathua as its name is now listed among selected ten cities of the country and those developed regions of India where biotech parks have been established, attracting innovations and research not only from the country but from the whole world.

He said that under PM Narendra Modi without any regional bias, the UT of Jammu and Kashmir has seen a new dawn of development in education, health infrastructure, science and technology.

The establishment of AIIMS, IIM, IIT, IIMC, Space Centre at Central University of Jammu, Highway villages, Express Corridor, Atal Setu, Mega-Quintal Seed Processing Plants, Medical Colleges some of which have been established in Kathua are some of the national level development projects J&K has seen in last eight years.

Dr Singh said, the Biotech Park would act as hub for incubation of new ideas and will act as a robust platform to support the Agri-entrepreneurs, Startups, Progressive farmers, scientists, scholars and students not only from Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh but also from nearby States of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

Dr Singh said that the biotechnology park at Kathua has a potential to produce 25 startups in a year which will be among its great contributions to this region.
“With the unlocking of space technology in India under PM Narendra Modi, 60 startups have been established in only one and a half year, Onkar Singh, the young scientist from Jammu present today here is among the best examples of it,” he said and added that the need is to change the erstwhile government job mindset first among the elders and then youth when the government has created greatest avenues for youth in the name of lucrative start-ups under ‘Start-Up India, Stand-Up India’.

Dr Singh also said that the Startup revolution has now started in J&K, the start-ups under Aroma Mission being the best starting points under it, creating household names in India like Bharat Bhushan, the brand ambassador of Aroma Mission in India who not only doubled but quadrupled his income only in few years.

The Minister emphasized that the StartUps must be sustainable and connected to the livelihood which is the actual mantra of this government creating greater employment opportunities under StartUps.

“The ‘Botlabs’ is the best example of a sustainable startup connected to livelihood which flew 1000 drones during the beating retreat ceremony and are now earning in millions for sponsoring the drone shows in the country,” Dr. Singh added.
UNI

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