Interactive session on entrepreneurship uplift


Rawalpindi—An interactive session on entrepreneurship development held at Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (PMAS-AAUR), here on Monday, with an aim to provide business management students and faculty an insight into practical entrepreneurial challenges, opportunities as these are developing in Pakistan.
The session was organized by PMAS-AAUR University Institute of Management Sciences (UIMS) in collaboration with Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) Research and Development Department.
On the occasion, PMAS-AAUR, Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad was the chief guest while Chairman Standing Committee for Research and Development RCCI Waseem Riaz and Chairman Standing Committee on Fairs and Exhibitions RCCI Shahid Saleem were the guest speakers. Deans, Directors, Faculty members and students were also present.
The VC while sharing his views highlighted the agricultural entrepreneurship development and also briefed the participants’ entrepreneurial projects within the university.
He instructed that the students should do more practical work and for this, they should get guidance from industry experts.
He was of the view that Pakistan would only develop if youth become masters of their own destiny by becoming learners and earners and instead of looking outwards for help and approval, we must become self reliant. Waseem Riaz and Shahid Saleem shared their personal successful journey. They reiterated that self belief, passion to do something extra ordinary and honesty were the main reasons behind a successful person.
They encouraged the students to overcome their inhibitions in stating new ventures and assured the support of RCCI to anyone who had an idea and was keen to convert it into a business. They also advised the students never to become greedy but to take initiatives for uplifting the community. Dr. Farida Faisal Director, University Institute of Management Sciences in her vote of thanks, recognized the need, for aligning class room knowledge with practical market know how, which is possible when students interact with local businessmen.—APP