Next JKEDI changing lives: Provides self-employment opportunities to educated, unemployed youthThe JKEDI is helping to provide self-employment opportunities to a large number of educated, unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir.advertisement Asian News International New DelhiSeptember 5, 2019UPDATED: September 5, 2019 16:58 IST The JKEDI is helping to provide self-employment opportunities to a large number of educated, unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir (image courtesy – ANI (left))The Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute (JKEDI), which was established by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir in March 1997, has helped to provide self-employment opportunities to a large number of educated, unemployed youth in the region. The youth received training from JKEDI, Poonch and are also helped by the organisation financially. A large number of them started their own work and are earning well. JKEDI is working in the area from 2012.A beneficiary, Fariq Ahmed said, “I took a loan of Rs 4 lakh and started the business of spare parts and repair. This is a good scheme for the government. I have 3-4 people employed under me. We want to thank the government for this. My business is running well.”The beneficiaries express their gratitudeThe beneficiaries expressed their gratitude to JKEDI for changing their lives. Mohammad Iqbal Khwaja, who claimed that his business has grown exponentially, said all of this has been done with JKEDI’s help.”I have taken a loan of nearly 10.5 lakh. I started a business. Today, the business has increased exponentially. All of this has been done by government.” said Mohammad Iqbal KhwajaIqbal Ali, Assistant Faculty, District Centre Poonch says, “Our motive is to reach out to the educated people who are unemployed and show the way to them and give financial assistance to them. We have established 800 units.”About Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development Institute: JKEDI has been established by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir in March 1997 to effectively enable entrepreneurship development in the state. The institute started its regular activities from February 2004 and has positioned itself as a learning centre par excellence with state of the art regional centers across Jammu, Kashmir, and Ladakh. Besides, JKEDI Community Organisers have been set up in all of the 22 districts enabling entrepreneurship and promoting development at the grassroots.advertisementRead: Need to improve quality of education: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu on teacher’s dayRead: 50% of Indian students consider their teachers as friends, reveals Teachers’ Day special surveyRead: Chandigarh University announces Dhyan Chand Sports Scholarship worth Rs 2 crores for sports achieversRead: Rajasthan govt makes a state-level committee to regulate coaching institutes Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byKaran Yadav Tags :Follow Jammu and Kashmir Entrepreneurship Development InstituteFollow EducationFollow employment
24 November 2011United Nations human rights experts spoke out today against newly adopted legislative amendments in Belarus, warning that the changes could severely curtail basic rights such as those of freedom of assembly, association and expression. The three independent experts issued a joint statement in Geneva in which they said the amendments recently adopted by the Eastern European country’s National Assembly could worsen the “current climate of fear and intimidation” in Belarus. Under the new laws, organizing public assemblies without the prior and explicit consent of the authorities is a criminal offense, and organizers also face reporting liabilities regarding the financial resources used for any assemblies. Public calls for initiating assemblies and disseminating information – including through social media platforms – about assemblies without permission is also banned. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are prohibited from storing funds in banks on foreign territory, and receiving foreign grants or donations could also be a criminal offense in some circumstances. One of the experts, Maina Kiai, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, described the amendments as representing “a direct affront to the exercise of fundamental civil and political rights which are at the core of any democratic society.” He noted that the changes to existing laws on public associations, political parties, public gatherings, the criminal code and the election code were done without proper consultation with civil society. Frank La Rue, Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression, voiced particular concern with criminal sanctions for the “staging of seminars” or the distribution of “propaganda materials.” He said the measures “will undermine the ability of all individuals to disseminate information and to express their legitimate grievances and concerns peacefully.” Margaret Sekaggya, the UN expert on the situation of human rights defenders, stressed that defenders must be able to carry out their work without undue obstacles, including restrictions on funding. “When defenders are allowed to associate but cannot effectively seek, receive or utilize funding resources, the right to freedom of association becomes void,” she said. The three experts voiced fears that the amendments may be linked to the situation of Ales Bialiatski, the head of Viasna, a human rights centre. He is currently facing legal proceedings for alleged tax invasion.