Youths urged to focus on small businesses


Hyderabad: Speakers at a seminar have urged on the youths to initiate small business enterprises instead of running after the government jobs after they have passed out from the university.

They stressed the students to exit the varsity with as heightened fervor as the one with which they had once entered the academic premises.

They were addressing the seminar titled “Entrepreneurship and digital world” which was held at Shaikh Ayaz Auditorium, Faculty of Arts, University of Sindh, Jamshoro here on Tuesday.

The seminar was organized by SU’s Bureau of Students Tutorial and Guidance Services (STAGS) under the auspices of Sindh Skilled Development Program.

Addressing the seminar, the vice chancellor of Sindh University & the social scientist Prof. Dr. Fateh Mohammad Burfat said that youths were their respective parents only hope and highest investment: hence he said, they must work diligently to respond to the rightful aspirations of their parents.

He insisted on the students to establish their private enterprises instead of waiting for eternity to seek government employment. He said the youth must enter the varsity to learn and go to serve the nation but he added they ought to exit the university with as finely tuned enthusiasm as the one with which they had once arrived the campus.

Dr. Burfat said he had seen most of the students either meeting dead ends or culminated into increased depression-spell due to harboring massive wrongful hopes without really inculcating in them the required set of skills.

He also resolved to appoint international visiting faculty in the areas of business, I.T and Computer Sciences. He also took pride in the fact that the alumni of the university were scattered all over the globe and were enjoying enviable social positions.

Dr. Burfat said that recently SU’s Syndicate Member and Incharge, Plantation and Beautification Section of the university Mahar Ali Kazi had gone to USA where he was exceptionally hosted and facilitated by varsity alumni on his single call. “The alumni of this Alma Mater are keen interested in helping those students who pass out of this varsity. They are helpful and believe in community service”, he maintained.

The vice chancellor also cited the example of renowned entrepreneur Jahangir Siddiqui, the owner of J.S Bank and his sister Sultana Siddiqui, the owner of an entertainment channel who had made it big in their lives by entering private ventures. He announced inviting them to interact with the varsity youths in near future.

Dr. Burfat said that undertaking private enterprises was the only fast-track available for personal success, development and prosperity.

He expressed gratitude to Sindh Skills Development Program officials for facilitating the visit of Farid Hamirani to the varsity.

The founder and Chief Executive of XCL Technologies, Dubai, UAE Farid Hamirani who was the keynote speaker in the seminar said that once the youth developed professional skills, the money would come to them by default.

Hamirani who had graduated in Information Technology from University of Sindh some 16 years ago and had later established his own company in Dubai said that the students must not squander their precious time in looking for public sector jobs: they might rather undertake small scale businesses.

He said the youth might do so by converting small rooms in their home into their business outlets. By doing so he said, they could rise to be millionaire within no time.

Hamirani also shared effective business tips with the audience. Imparting counsel, he said that the first and foremost requirement of a successful professional career was a set of skills that included interpersonal skills, decision making skills, analytical skills, soft skills and communication skills.

He encouraged students by saying that Allah also helped those who helped themselves. Sharing his own hard offshore experiences with the audience, he insisted that the youth, by exploiting the skills they possessed, could also become as affluent as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg.

He also suggested students to keep certain things confidential to succeed in business.

Among others, deans of various faculties, academic heads, teachers and a large number of students attended the event.

Towards the end, Farid Hamirani also expressed his willingness and commitment to develop a Whats App group with the name “SU-Love U” in response to the desire of SU-VC Prof. Dr. Fateh Mohammad Burfat.

The group will have the exclusive objectives of helping youth in establishing their own enterprises.

In the last, Prof. Dr. Fateh Mohammad Burfat announced to appoint Farid Hamirani as a visiting professor at the Institute of Business Administration in order to help passing out students initiate their small businesses.

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