Finance Department Grooms Young Tibetan Entrepreneurs
Dharamshala 30 June 2005: The Department of Finance of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) yesterday wrapped up the first in a series of four entrepreneurial training phased over a year’s time. As per the Integrated Development Plan of the CTA for 2004-07, the Finance Department will groom 120 young upcoming Tibetan entrepreneurs to promote trade and commerce in the exile Tibetan community.
In the first week-long training on Entrepreneurship Skill Development and Business Opportunities in India held here at the Gangkyi mess hall from 23-29 June, 20 young Tibetan entrepreneurs honed their communication and marketing skills, and brushed up on financial institutions, business enterprises and scope of entrepreneurship in India.
Experts from the Himachal Consultancy Organisation Limited and lecturers from the Government College of Dharamshala comprised the resource persons of the training organised by the Research and Policy Unit of the Finance Department.
After the privatisation of the CTA’s business enterprises, the Finance Department launched this special unit as a think-tank in formulating strategies to promote business in the exile Tibetan community.
Earlier this month, the Finance Department convened in Delhi the first conference of Tibetan enterprises in exile to form a Tibetan Chamber of Commerce, a voluntary association of Tibetan businessmen, which will promote activities to enhance the business interests of its members.