Punjab Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains on Tuesday launched the Business Blaster Young Entrepreneurship Scheme with an aim to develop young entrepreneurs at the school level.
Education Minister Bains said that under this scheme, a seed amount of Rs 2,000 will be provided to the students of class 11 to start a business.
Under the first phase, this scheme will be started in 31 schools in nine districts- Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Patiala, Sangrur, Hoshiarpur, Ferozepur, Rupnagar and Sahibzada Ajit Singh Nagar.
It will be implemented in all the schools of the state from the next academic session. He said that under this scheme, first the business proposals would be sought from the children and then those business proposals would be considered with the established industrialists.
For the business proposal which is found appropriate, a group of eight students will be formed and each member will be given Rs 2,000 giving them complete guidance. Students will use this money to make their business proposal successful.
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, Mr 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.