Bikalpa-an Alternative conducted the “Workshop on Opening Market and Promoting Entrepreneurship” in collaboration with Bhaju Yubraj Foundation, Atlas Network & Leo Club International, targeting the college students in Dharan. The objective of the program was to educate and train young people on the issue of entrepreneurship and open market. The program was conducted at the premises of Geeta Bhawan, Dharan who provided the venue support.
There were discussions around the topics. 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? The session was very interactive since it involved a fun physical activity and group work.
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. 30 participants took part in the program from different colleges. The program was started at 10:15 am (20th January 2018 Saturday) and ended at 4:15 pm after the feedback collection and certificate distribution.)