Bandipora: Growing joblessness in strife-torn Jammu and Kashmir may have driven youths to drug abuse and put them in mental depression.
But Aijaz Ahmad Dar from Bandipora has set an example for youth to earn livelihood respectfully by setting up his own business without any help from the government.
The 32-year-old, Dar, from Anderkoot Sumbal started a beekeeping enterprises in 2010. With his relentless efforts, the business has emerged nicely, over the years.
“My wife works with me round the clock to promote the bee keeping business. I have trained many local youths and relatives to enable them set up their own business for livelihood,” said Aijaz
Despite suffering a huge loss to burglars years before, he showed resolve to take the business forward.
Mercy Corps, an international NGO supported Aijaz to set up the enterprise, intially. He has never looked back since then.
Aijaz appealed jobless youths not to waste time and energy after government jobs and start their own venture with dedication.
Inspired by the enterprise successfully run by Aijaz for a decade, Tabasum Malik, a girl from Kanispora Nowgham in Srinagar and her friend Shaista have also set up enterprise with the support and guidance from Aijaz.
Pursuing Masters in Zoology from Central University of Kashmir, Tabasum says the apiculture business does not require huge funds but determination to flourish.
Like Aijaz, Tabasum too advises the educated jobless youths not to spoil time searching for government jobs but make efforts to set up their businesses for diginfied sustenance.