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US Consulate General to host workshop on entrepreneurship for youth in Hyderabad Oct. 27

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Some 300 youths, among them 18 students from Islamic madrassas, to attend the event.

(This post has been updated.)

Some 300 youths, among them 18 students from Islamic madrassas, will attend a daylong workshop to be held in Hyderabad ahead of next month’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES).  Students will also attend the program organized by US Consulate General in Hyderabad, Hyderabad-based Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) and the Hyderabad chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) on October 27.

The mission of the one-day long workshop, titled “Education to Entrepreneurship,” is to enable the youth to develop their potential to become future entrepreneurs.

Zafar Sareshwala, Chancellor of Maulana Azad National Urdu University, came up with the idea of conducting a workshop for students to get them acquainted with the business world and help them convert their ideas into viable business models.

“When I heard that GES 2017 was being held in Hyderabad, I approached both US and Niti Aayog authorities with a plan for a workshop. Out of the 300 participants, 18 are madrassa students, who will get an opportunity to interact with business leaders,” said Zafar Sareshwala told The Times of India.

“Even madrassa students can transform ideas into businesses provided they are given right knowledge,” he added.

The participants will be mentored by business leaders’ from The Indus Entrepreneurs and five best students will get a chance to intern with top class companies (in the US or India) that will give them a first-hand experience of running a business.

“Exposure at the madrassas is limited to religious subjects and business education is not part of the mandate,” Taslima Nasreen, a mufti from Hyderabad-based Madrassa Jamiatul Mominaat told the paper.

First Daughter Ivanka Trump is leading the American delegation at the annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit co-hosted by the United States and India. She will speak at the inaugural session of the summit along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Indian leader had invited Trump to attend the summit during his visit to the US in June.

(A previous version of this article had incorrectly stated that Ivank Trump will be addressing the workshop.)