Jammu and Kashmir Trade Promotion organization (JKTPO) organized one day comprehensive workshop cum felicitation ceremony for Hausla–“Inspiring her growth” held at Jammu and virtually at Srinagar for catalyzing Women Entrepreneurship in J&K. This workshop has eventually led to start of second stage of HAUSLA program which will include one to one mentoring of women entrepreneurs. In this workshop all the partners of JKTPO conducted sessions on capacity building and credit facilitation.Further the session launched a HAUSLA credit scheme specially curated by J&K bank in association with JKTPO in presence of Ranjan Prakash Thakur, Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce as chief guest and Shahid Iqbal Chaudhary, CEO, mission Youth J&K as guest of honor. Also, JKTPO and J&K Bank joined hands by Signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for promotion of Women Entrepreneurship in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir at a event held yesterday.Jammu and Kashmir Government under the dynamic leadership of LG, Manoj Sinha is committed to continue its support to women entrepreneurs of J&K with market linkage and assistance, access to finance, outreach through exhibitions and fairs.”
Ranjan Prakash Thakur, Principal Secretary Industries and Commerce, in his special address highlighted the importance of workshop and hausla program in providing opportunities to women to spread their wings and assured that department of I&C is committed to empowering women entrepreneurs. He said that “presence of women entrepreneurs here kindles my confidence of prosperous future for the Union Territory.”Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, CEO Mission Youth emphasized that mission Youth J&K in its tie up with “HAUSLA” will ensure full support to the women entrepreneurs in their journey of becoming inspiration for Women across J&K. COVID may have slowed down a few entrepreneurs, but it has clearly not dented the spirit of entrepreneurship in this country. Tejaswani and all such schemes will support Women entrepreneurs.Ms. Ankita Kar, Managing Director, JKTPO while welcoming the participants highlighted the Journey of HAUSLA Program and its important role in Development of effective leadership skills, Acquisition of efficient management practices, exploration of external growth opportunities.
Ritu Singh chairperson FICCI for JKL chapter explained to the audience various prospects and methods of getting better industrial connects and called on the hausla participants for widely participating in future program.Training and mentoring partner India SME forum and Nim-sme, gave a detailed understanding of training programme so far conducted and mentoring programme to be contacted.Flipkart also conducted informative session for immediate on boarding of all women entrepreneurs on Samarth platform.The workshop was also attended by officers from Department Industries & Commerce and was graced by more than 100 women entrepreneurs.On 29th of June 2021, Lt. Governor, J&K Manoj Sinha launched this initiative with an aim to provide training and support to selected Women entrepreneurs to overcome financial, legal, social and marketing challenges in their business ventures. Hausla is an ambitious scheme with a realistic end to end approach wherein JKTPO has curated the program not simply as a Skill Development program but also included the other aspects that are required for up scaling of any enterprise i.e. Credit support, marketing support and mentorship.