Govt, NGOs should project self-employment as respectable: President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind along with his wife Savita and CM Devendra Fadnavis during the inauguration of Economic Democracy conclave in Thane, Mumbai on Sunday. Photo: PTIPresident Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said the government and NGOs should project self-employment as a “respectable profession” and urged young Indians to generate employment instead of seeking jobs. People should take up self-employment, not because of compulsion but because they choose to, he said. “Many programmes, such as the Mudra Yojana, Startup India and Stand Up India, are helping the youth in empowerment to make them job givers instead of …job seekers,” he said. Government departments, NGOs and semi-government bodies should push for a culture where self-employment is seen as a respectable profession, he said. “It should be encouraged.

Source: Business Standard