Awareness meet on NEA held

NIRJULI, Sep 6: An awareness meeting on the National Entrepreneurship Award (NEA) was organised at the Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank-Rural Self Employment Training Institute (APRB-RSETI) here to create awareness among entrepreneurs about the nomination process for the national award.
Yupia ADC Tabang Bodung urged the trainees to work hard and utilize the knowledge they gained during the training in productive ways to become self-reliant and economically independent.
“There is no substitute for hard work and perseverance to achieve anything good in life,” Bodung said.
He congratulated Tana Sumpa, the winner of the NEA last year, and urged the trainees to draw inspiration from her achievement.
He said despite poor the infrastructure in the present location, the RSETI is “doing great work in mitigating the unemployment problem among the youths.”
The ADC requested the banks to cooperate with the beneficiaries whenever they approach for loans for their start-ups, in order to fulfill the main objective of the RSETI.
Lead Bank Manager Ranjit Singh highlighted the significance of financial literacy and the status of the business loans sanctioned by the banks.
District Veterinary Officer Dr Dagge Riba said his department would extend every logistic and technical support to the unemployed youths to make them self-employed.
RSETI Director Aben Dupak highlighted the objective of the NEA.
“It is India’s highest award in the field of entrepreneurship, created by the union skill development & entrepreneurship ministry,” he said, and informed that nominations are being sought for the NEA from young entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial ecosystem builders from across India, and that online nomination for the awards is open up to 10 September.
Resource persons from the Guwahati (Assam) IIT trained the participants on the nomination process for the NEA.
NEA 2018 recipient Tana Sumpa also attended the programme. (DIPRO)