Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday urged the youth to vigorously engage themselves in self-employment activities without waiting for government jobs.
Sonowal said this while inaugurating the newly constructed building of District Industries and Commerce Centre (DICC) at Dibrugarh.
Highlighting the state government’s push for facilitating ease of doing business, Assam chief minister Sonowal urged Dibrugarh DICC officials to make this new building, which has been constructed at a total cost of Rs. 3.83 crore, act as a bridge between the banking institutions and aspiring entrepreneurs so that they can set up their businesses without any difficulty.
Sonowal underlined the importance of the youth becoming job creators instead of job seekers.
He reiterated the positive transformation in the state’s industrial sector being brought by initiatives like land mark public sector investment of Rs. 40,000 crore in oil and gas sector of the state, augmentation of Numaligarh Refinery’s production capacity from 3 MTPA to 9 MTPA, setting up crude oil pipeline from Odisha’s Paradeep and connecting the gas grid from Barauni and urged the state’s young generation to empower themselves by acquiring necessary skills to take advantage of this positive scenario.
Saying that big national and international corporate players are showing interest in setting up their businesses in the state due to the prevailing peaceful environment here, Sonowal called upon aspiring entrepreneurs to equipped themselves with knowledge and skills taking advantage of state government’s skill development push.
“The youth must develop a global vision to excel in today’s competitive environment and make themselves suitable for finding employment opportunities in all parts of the country and the world,” Sonowal said.
He also directed Dibrugarh DICC officials to make the newly constructed building more attractive for the young generation so that they come forward so set up small and medium scale industries which would generate employment opportunities.
MP Rameswar Teli, MLAs Prasanta Phukan, Rituparna Baruah, Chakradhar Gogoi, deputy commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha and top officials of Dibrugarh DICC were also present on the occasion.