Experts hold discussion on entrepreneur skills and development for African students
Ludhiana, November 21, 2018: A two day Indian African Partnership Summit kicks off at CT University (CTU) where African students gathered to be addressed by All India Management Association (AIMA) members for various career and employment opportunities in Africa. The theme of the summit is “Don’t Hunt for the job- be your own boss”. It is organised with the support of Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
During the inaugural session, the present dignitaries were Dr Raj Agarwal, Director, AIMA; Dr JS Juneja, Chairman AIMA; Ahsanul Haq, President JMA; CTU Chancellor Charanjit Singh Channi, Manbir Singh, Managing Director; Harpreet Singh, Vice Chairman and Dr Harsh Sadawarti, Vice Chancellor.
Welcoming the students and dignitaries Dr Harsh Sadawarti said that this summit is a blessing for all the students from African areas as it will teach one to be his own boss. One must possess skills and innovative ideas. He motivated students to be job providers rather than job seekers and stressed on Africa to sense and identify suitable projects having business potential before embarking to set up an enterprise.
Dr. JS Juneja, Chairman AIMA delivered a presentation focusing on trading an industrial policy for Africa and discussed about utilisation of natural resources. He discussed about fetching the opportunities for students available back in Africa when they go back. He said, “African continent is the fastest growing continent and is the result of the foresight of African leadership having achieved substantive growth rate. Today, African countries are in process of upgrading and promoting the development of higher-productivity sectors, including manufacturing and high end services.”
Chancellor Charanjit S Channi added that we must all be risk takers as that brings out the best in us. He focused on the need to expand the industrial sector, which provides opportunities for employment generation and value addition for boosting expert earnings and income generation.