National entrepreneurship day celebrated in UPES


On the occasion of National Entrepreneurship Day, a day long workshop on ‘Catalyzing a Cultural Shift in Youth Entrepreneurship’ was held in UPES. The event focused on realizing the vision of an ‘Entrepreneurship India’ aimed to create awareness about the various facets of entrepreneurship while promoting it as a career option amongst the students.

Sharing the details of the event Arun Dhand, Director – Media, UPES informed that the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, GOI had earmarked ‘November 9th this year’ for celebrating the National Entrepreneurship Day to augment the business ecosystem by encouraging a culture of entrepreneurship amongst the youth across the country, therefore the University organized the workshop on this day. We want to utilise this opportunity to encourage more & more youth to become entrepreneurs and job creators..

The workshop was jointly inaugurated by the Chief Guest  Vivek Negi, Co-Founder–Baaronmasa in the presence of NC Bansal, Executive Director – SJVN Limited, Dr SK Pokhriyal -Associate Dean, Dr Anil Kumar, Prof- Power & Infrastructure & Dr Prasoom Dwivedi, Prof- Economics & International Business of the School of Business.

In his talk, NC Bansal shared the profile of SJVN Limited along with the latest trends in the power sector.  He cited examples from his personal life experiences and termed entrepreneurs as passionate & focused breed of people who willingly compromise their immediate luxuries for the sake of their future goals while explaining the importance of National Entrepreneurship Day and the need for promoting entrepreneurship amongst the youth. “SJVN is successfully operating the country’s largest 1500 MW Nathpa Jhakri Hydropower Station and is setting new benchmarks in generation and maintenance year after year” he said.

Addressing the gathering Dr. Olin O. Oedekoven, CEO – Peregrine Academic Services (USA) opined that “today’s youth is immensely talented and all that they need to do is to figure out ‘who they are’ and ‘what is their value proposition’ and once that is figured out, it is all about articulating and showing up”.

The other eminent speaker, Vivek Negi enthralled the audience sharing his journey from a small school of  Uttarakhand to IIT, Roorkee and then further to Australia & Singapore. “While executing multi-million oil & gas industry assignments in Australia for nearly six years, I realized that something was amiss all through my job tenure” he said.

“As an avid traveler & trekker, I travelled a large part of the world and remotest of the places in India as well. It was while trekking in the beautiful mountains & valleys of Dev-bhoomi Uttarakhand, I figured out my call of life that encouraged me setup my venture ‘Baaronmasa’ that promotes the local culture & heritage of Uttarakhand” Negi added. Citing migration as the biggest challenge in the state of Uttarakhand, he emphasized that tourism is a booming sector that has the potential to combat migration through creation of sustainable livelihoods in the form of business propositions that are economically viable and then marketing them appropriately.


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