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Indian Innovators Making Country Proud, Says PM Modi At Interaction With Startups

PM Modi during his interaction called upon the youth to make their dreams global, and not just local.

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday during his virtual interaction with 150 startups said, ” Indian innovators are making the country proud globally”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually interacted with more than 150 startups as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, a week-long event, “Celebrating Innovation Ecosystem”.

PM Modi said, ” Start-ups are going to be the backbone of new India. When India completes 100 years of independence, start-ups will have an important role.”

There’s at least one startup in at least 625 districts across India. Nearly half of India’s all startups are in Tier-II or Tier-III cities, he added. According to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the event is being hosted by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, from January 10 to 16. The event marks the 6th anniversary of the launch of the Startup India initiative.

PM Modi said, ” Start-ups are going to be the backbone of new India. When India completes 100 years of independence, start-ups will have an important role.”

According to Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the event was hosted by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, from January 10 to 16. The event marks the 6th anniversary of the launch of the Startup India initiative.

During his virtual interaction, PM Modi also said, ” There’s at least one startup in at least 625 districts across India. Nearly half of India’s all startups are in Tier-II or Tier-III cities”. It shows that people from all classes are converting their ideas into businesses, he added.

PM Modi during his interaction called upon the youth to make their dreams global, and not just local. ‘Let us innovate for India, innovate from India’, PM Modi told young innovators.

The aim of the interaction was to understand how startups can contribute to national needs by driving innovation in the country.

“Startups from various sectors including Agriculture, Health, Enterprise Systems, Space, Industry 4.0, Security, Fintech, Environment etc were part of this interaction,” PMO said.

PMO further said that the Prime Minister has been a firm believer in the potential of Startups to contribute significantly to the growth of the nation.

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The PMO said that Startup India has had a tremendous impact on the startup ecosystem in the country, and has led to a staggering growth of unicorns in the country.

(With ANI Inputs)

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