Bikalpa-an Alternative conducted the “Workshop on Opening Market and Promoting Entrepreneurship” in collaboration with Bhaju Yubraj Foundation & Atlas Network, targeting the college students in Biratnagar. The objective of the program was to educate and trained young people on the issue of entrepreneurship and open market. The program was conducted at the premises of Hotel Namaskar, Biratnagar, who provides the venue support.
Why is Nepal Poor? What is entrepreneurship? Why Should I be an Entrepreneur? What are the qualities of Successful entrepreneurs? How are entrepreneurs perceived by the general people and the media? What are the conditions that promote entrepreneurship? Who (Government, Civil Society, or Private Agencies) should be accountable for delivering public goods and services? And discussion on short film and documentary were the major content of the program. The program provides valuable insight to the students that ultimately it is trade, market and entrepreneurship which brings an economic prosperity to the country. The program also makes students realize that prosperity and poverty both are the creation of good and bad policies. If we want to raise the economic status of the individuals and of the country, we need to focus on sound an economic policy that creates an environment where entrepreneurial activities can flourish. 25 participants took part in the program from four different colleges. The program was started at 10:00 am (24 April 2016, Saturday) and ended at 5:30 pm after the feedback collection and certificate distribution.