Pulwama: The inaugural GloBil’s Bio-Entrepreneurship Summit 2018 was organized on Wednesday at Industrial Growth Centre in Lassipora area of Pulwama.
The event, organized by GloBil’s – Agri & Food Enterprises, was attended by renowned academicians, scientists, businessmen as well as students from University of Kashmir, National Institute of Technology Srinagar, SSM College of Engineering & Technology and Islamic University of Science & Technology.
The guest speakers included Dr Ram Vishwakarma (Director, IIIM-CSIR), Professor Mushtaq A. Siddiqi (Vice Chancellor, IUST, Awantipora), Dr Mohammad Ismail Parray (Director, JKEDI), Professor S. M. Ilyas (Former Vice Chancellor, NDUST, Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh), Dr. Purnima Sharma (Managing Director, Bio-Tech Consortium India Ltd.), Er. Mohammad Sayeed (Former M.D Agro Industries Development Corporation of J&K), Dr. O.P. Sharma (Director, Ecology/Environment, J&K) and Mr. Kifayat Hussain Rizvi (Commissioner Secretary, Labour & Employment Department).
The guest speakers emphasized the need for entrepreneurship especially in the valley of Kashmir.
“Kashmir has a lot of potential when we consider the climate, soil, forests and fruit industry here. It is only for the youth to turn to entrepreneurship so as to reap the dividends from it,” said one of the speakers.
On the occasion, officials from District Industries Centre (DIC) Pulwama assured the attendees that the Department will provide an ‘enabling environment’ to the prospective entrepreneurs.
Later, a couple of MoU’s were signed by TC College Pune and Maharashtra based research institute for sharing the knowledge with the newly set-up industrial business firm and ‘keeping the ideas coming up’.
“We wanted to set up an industry here to cater to the prospective entrepreneurs as a consultancy and provide end-to-end solutions in order that they do not go through what we usually face in such endeavours in Kashmir,” Mr Shabir from GloBil said.