Mangalore, October 23: “Rachana”, a association of Catholic Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in Mangalore is planning to nurture more than 100 youth into the field of entrepreneurship.
President of Rachana John Monteiro, addressing the gathering at the handing over ceremony of Magnet-2014 projects on Thursday October 23rd, at Bishop House, in the city x said that Rachana Entrepreneur Development Cell is formed exclusively to work to achieve this goal.
MLC Ivan D’Souza , the former president of Rachana, in his speech asked successful entrepreneurs to support the cause.”Those who have excelled in different fields from our community should train others. Many Catholics in the past were businessman, but lately the youth have been only going abroad.” he said.
Albert D’Souza, an educationalist from Mumbai in his key note address asked Rachana to adapt certain methods in order to train the young generation into entrepreneurship.“I request Rachana to fetch students from engineering, medical, commerce and other colleges to train them with the new strategies such as innovation and inner inspiration. Tell them clearly the difference between employee and employer. I also request Rachana to guide second generation businessmen to revamp their skills” he said.
Bishop Dr Aloysius Paul D’Souza congratulated the chamber for taking up these two special projects and advised Rachana to reach out to the community with realistic works.
Committee members of ‘Magnet 2014’ handed over Rs 12.5 lakh, the amount gathered from the event to Rachana. It will be used to support ‘Magnet Venture Fund’ and ‘Rachana Cooperative Society’.
Walter D’Souza, president of Magnet spoke on the occasion. Roy Castelino, president of Konkani Sahithya Academy was also present.
The program was compeered by Brian Fernandes, member of Rachana. Marcel Monteiro proposed thanked.