Govt promoting youths in entrepreneurship: Palak

16 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak on Sunday said the government is promoting country’s young generation in innovations and entrepreneurship to help them become self-reliant, reports BSS.

“The ICT Division is encouraging youths in generating innovative ideas to become self-reliant by utilising information and communication technology,” he told the inaugural ceremony of 2nd chapter of ‘Student to Start-Up’ at ICT Tower in Agargaon area.

Leading youth platform ‘Young Bangla’ and Innovation Design and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA) Project under the ICT Division arranged the function.

The state minister said at present the country is enjoying demographic dividend as seventy percent people of the country’s total around 16.5 crore population is now below 35-years old, according to a press release.

He said around 4.5 crore students are studying at different educational institutions and every year around 20 lakh youths enter into work field. Palak said only government and private enterprises will not be enough to ensure employment for them. The state minister said the government is promoting entrepreneurs to help them become self reliant and enable them in creating employment opportunities of others.