New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with over 150 startups as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, a week-long event “Celebrating Innovative Ecosystem.” The interaction will take place via video conferencing at 10:30 am today.
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, as per the official press release by the Prime Minister’s Office. The event would mark the 6th anniversary of the Startup India initiative.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with startups today at 10:30 am via video conferencing; startups to make presentations before PM on six themes including Growing from Roots; Nudging the DNA; From Local to Global…: Prime Minister’s Office
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The interaction would be aimed to understand the ways in which startups could 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 will be part of this interaction,” read the press release. “More than 150 startups have been divided into six working groups based on themes including Growing from Roots; Nudging the DNA; From Local to Global; Technology of Future, Building Champions in Manufacturing; and Sustainable Development,” the statement read further.
As per the PMO, each group will make a presentation before the Prime Minister on the allotted theme in the interaction. The release further stated that the Prime Minister has been a firm believer in the potential of startups to contribute significantly towards the growth of the nation. “This was reflected in the launch of the flagship initiative Startup India in 2016. The government has worked on providing an enabling atmosphere for boosting the growth and development of Startups,” it said.