'Business Blaster Young Entrepreneurship scheme' launched at school-level in Punjab

Class 11 students to get Rs 2,000 to start business, opportunity to move proposals to established industrialists. Phase 1 will see launch in 31 schools.

'Business Blaster Young Entrepreneurship scheme' for class 11 students. (Picture: Shutterstock)'Business Blaster Young Entrepreneurship scheme' for class 11 students. (Picture: Shutterstock)

Press Trust of India | November 1, 2022 | 10:16 PM IST

CHANDIGARH: Punjab education minister Harjot Singh Bains on Tuesday launched the 'business blaster young entrepreneurship scheme', aimed at developing young entrepreneurs at the school-level. Bains said under this scheme, the students of Class 11 will be provided seed money of Rs 2,000 to start a business.

Under the first phase, the scheme will be launched in 31 schools in nine districts -- Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Sangrur, Hoshiarpur, Ferozepur, Rupnagar, and Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar. The scheme will be implemented in all schools in the state from the next academic year, he said in an official release. Under this scheme, first business proposals will be taken from children and then those proposals will be discussed with established industrialists.

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A group of eight students will be formed for a proposal which is found suitable and they will be given complete guidance, he said. There are intelligent children studying in the government schools of Punjab and they have the ability to change the country and the world, Bains said. He hoped that this scheme will not only turn the students of government schools into employers but also eliminate many problems of the state.

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