Jammu : To impart awareness about financial assistance and other benefits provided to unemployed Youth for setting up of self-employment ventures suitable to their skill, training, aptitude and local conditions, District Administration Jammu, under the overall supervision of Deputy Commissioner AvnyLavasa, has organised a 2 month long Jammu Employment Festival.
During the Mega event, 20 Awareness camps spanning over the period of two months would be held in the month of August to September covering all the blocks of the district.
The first day of the Mela started from Akhnoor Block Jammu, where an awareness camp was organised in the Community Hall Guraha Brahmana East, Block Akhnoor.
The event was showcased with the stalls of different departments including Agriculture, Himayat, Women Development Cooperation, Handlooms/Handicrafts, Horticulture, Polytechnic and Industrial Training institutions, Animal Husbandry and Sheep Husbandry, District Industries Centre, SC ST OBC cooperation and Fisheries department. Members from the PRIs and officials from the district administration participated in good numbers.
Aimed at to register and provide online employment counselling and registrations, skill training courses available at the J&K and the Pan India level, the programme intends to target unemployed youth of the district with awareness of ongoing government programmes focusing on employment opportunities available through different departments.
The programme will help youth, particularly those looking for start-up initiatives through technical support. The youth will particularly get benefit from the integration of the employment portal of Jammu & Kashmir with the National Career Service portal of India with the aim to connect the opportunities with the aspirations of youth and facilitate the registration of job seekers, job providers, skill providers, career counsellors
On the first day, Over 200 youth from the Akhnoor block registered themselves on different portals for self-employment.