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Daba initiates measures to promote youth entrepreneurs

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By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Sep 11, 2021 1:13 am
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(From left to right) Wabang Imsong, Jongshimanen and Rongsenmongla Jamir during media briefing at Elim Hall in Dimpaur on September 10. (EM Images)

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Dimapur, Sep. 10(EMN): To promote young local entrepreneurs, the youth ministry of Dimapur Ao Baptist Church (Daba) has initiated ‘Made in Daba,’ an online platform where the youth entrepreneurs could sell their locally made products by uploading their products.

Daba youth director, Jongshimanen, while addressing the media on Friday, stated that the organisation has initiated the measures towards holistic growth economic uplift among the youths. He added that orders made from September 10 to the 15th would be freely delivered on September 18 within Dimapur area. He also updated that products belonging to 83 entrepreneurs have been uploaded online.

Sharing about the project started, he said that 80-90% of the economy is controlled by outsiders in the city and there were very few youths who were doing business in small scale. He added that Daba youth ministry, under the leadership of the then youth director Imnatoshi Longkumer, started the ‘Made in Daba’ in 2016.

“We attempted to bring those youths who were endeavouring hard, in this already dominated business world, by organising sales day and providing all the logistics where the young local entrepreneurs came with their products and sold,” he shared.

The purpose of the project, according to him, was to promote young local entrepreneurs, promote locally made products, solve unemployment problem at own level by encouraging dignity of labour, encourage and produce self-reliant youths, provide platform to the young local entrepreneurs for networking among themselves, connect the young local entrepreneurs to the market world and to impact the Christian doctrine of giving tithes to the church in whatever they do.

He also informed that from locally made products, they are slowly incorporating even with services like photography, makeup artist, tuition teacher, painting, electrical wiring, music teacher and others.

“I hope and pray that one day we will control the economy of our land, young generation will develop the spirit of dignity of labour, church will produce economically self-reliant members and our land will be  a land  where we will be able to fulfil the promises made by our fore parents”, he concluded.

Rongsenmongla Jamir, an entrepreneur, also shared that she has participated in the project since 2016 and seen positive outcome. She use to make small jewelleries and in 2018, she was also able to open her own physical shop. It was also stated that after they started the project, many youths and entrepreneurs have also started with physical store.

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By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Sep 11, 2021 1:13:24 am