SEREMBAN: Deputy Youth and Sports Minister Datuk M Saravanan has urged Kumpulan Usaha Niaga (Tekun Nasional) to assist Indian youth in the country through entrepreneurship.
Saravanan, who is also the founder of the New Affirmative Action Movement (NAAM) foundation said, under the pilot agriculture project launched by NAAM in 2014, 109 young agriculture entrepreneurs have been produced.
“We have set a target of producing 100,000 Indian youth entrepreneurs under the programme to strengthen their economy in the next five years. But the lack in financing support has made this effort a bit difficult for NAAM.
“So, we hope Tekun will look into this matter and help us to assist young Indian entrepreneurs especially in the agriculture sector. We believe their success will also contribute to the country’s economy,” said Saravanan after the NAAM First Fertigation Chili Harvest ceremony held at Kampung LBJ here today.
NAAM Foundation is a non-government organisation focusing on developing the economy of Indian youths through entrepreneurship, business financing and human capital development.
Among the commercial sector focused on by NAAM was non-seasonal agricultural activities such as planting chillies and bananas.